Recording and reporting

Know your recording and reporting requirements.

Recording and reporting

To record and report correctly:

  1. All information needs to be recorded no later than 24 hours after any day during which water is taken using the approved forms below.
  2. Keep a copy of all records for up to five years and have them available to show an authorised officer from the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) on request.
  3. Until your metering rollout date, you must continue to comply with your current recording and reporting requirements, including keeping existing logbooks for five years.
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Metered works without telemetry
RecordReport

Your usage will be automatically recorded by the LID installed on your meter.

Report your monthly usage no later than the 14th day of the following month, even if it is zero.

There are three ways you can report to us:

  1. iWAS
  2. Online reporting form
  3. Reporting without telemetry form (PDF)

Not planning to take water during certain months of the year?

Let us know by completing the Pause water take form (PDF). Once submitted, you will not need to self-report during the specified period. If you later decide to take water, you will revert to monthly reporting. You can only submit this form once per year.

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BLR through a licensed work
Record Report

You must let us know if you plan to take water through BLR by completing this online form.


You will then need to record your monthly BLR usage using the Recording BLR water take form even if it is zero.

Report your monthly BLR usage taken through your licensed work (regardless of whether telemetry is installed or not) no later than the 14th day of the following month even if your BLR water take is zero.

There are three ways you can report to us:

  1. iWAS
  2. Online reporting form
  3. Recording BLR water take form (PDF)

Not planning to take BLR during certain months of the year?

Let us know by completing the Pause BLR water take form (PDF). Once submitted, you will not need to self-report during the specified period. If you later decide to take water, you will revert to monthly reporting. You can only submit this form once per year.

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Cease to take conditions
Record Report

If you have a cease to take condition on your licence or work approval, complete the Cease to take conditions do not apply form (PDF) each time before you take water.

There is no requirement to report this to us, but you must keep a copy of all records for up to five years and have them available to show NRAR on request.

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All non-metered works
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Record your water usage on page 3 using the Annual recording form (PDF) each month even if your water take is zero. You will need to complete a separate sheet for each month of the year.

Do you take water for BLR?

You must let us know if you plan to take water through BLR using this online form. You will then need to record your monthly BLR usage using page 4 of the recording form above even if your water take is zero.

Do you have cease to take conditions?

If you have a cease to take condition on your licence or work approval, complete page 5 of the recording form above every time before you take water. There is no requirement to report this to us, but you must keep a copy of all records for up to five years and have them available to show NRAR on request.

Report your licensed and BLR water usage within 28 days of the end of the water year by submitting pages 1 and 2 of the Annual recording form (PDF).

Please note: If your water supply work is used solely to take water for BLR, you do not have any reporting requirements.

Portal blue iconOur 24/7 online Water Accounting System (iWAS) allows you to easily access and manage your water account anywhere, anytime. The easiest way to complete your recording requirements is by using iWAS. Login or register to complete your requirements today!

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