25 September 2023

Water roadshow to make a splash

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The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Water have embarked on a two-month regional roadshow to explain the new non-urban water metering rules.

The visits are to be made this month and August.

Minister for Water, Housing and Property, Melinda Pavey said 12 regional information sessions and a webinar would be delivered by the organisations’ experts.

“We’ve heard from water users that they want clear rules and we’re delivering a robust water metering framework to better manage the use of water in NSW,” Ms Pavey said.

“Since 1 April, all new non-urban water meters being installed must be accurate, tamper-proof and auditable.”

She said that from 1 December all surface water pumps 500mm in diameter and above would need to comply with the new rules.

“The Water Metering Roadshow is an important opportunity for regional water users to learn about the new rules, when they will come into force, and how they will be affected.”

Ms Pavey said the webinar will be held on 1 August for those unable to attend the roadshow in person.

She encouraged water users to access the recently launched online Metering Guidance Tool to help them determine if they’re required to comply with the current metering framework, and if so, what they need to do.

Ms Pavey said the roadshow had started on Monday of this week in Moree and would finish in Condonbolin on 12 August.

Further information about the roadshow, location and dates can be accessed at this PS News link.

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