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Benefits

Installation of new water meterThe project will reduce the occurrence of  inaccurately metered extractions in groundwater, regulated and unregulated systems as well as deliver substantial and lasting returns of water to secure real improvements in river health and assist NSW to meet its National Water Initiative commitments to implement national water meter standards. Other substantial benefits should include:

  • New telemetry enabled meters will provide real time, accurate measurement and reporting
  • A new, fully compliant meter at no capital cost to the landowner, for both the device and the installation
  • Lower maintenance requirements for new meters, all meters will remain the property of WaterNSW and the NSW Office of Water, who will be responsible for the maintenance
  • Improved water accounting and management
  • Improved environmental flow regimes- with more available for the use of water saved from the environment delivered by capital works programs, plus an improved ability to protect the passage of environmental water through the system
  • Improved system reliability
  • Detection of illegal water extraction- the use of real time telemetered water extraction information improves the detection of illegal water extractions and therefore better compliance
  • Consistent metering technology and standards throughout the valley
  • Reduced meter reading operating costs
  • Regional employment opportunities during construction
  • A fairer, more equitable system for all

86.5
Tuesday 17 October
-0.7
2,232,940 ML
2,581,749 ML
6,780 ML
969 ML
-15,492 ML
Tuesday 17 October