As we approach four years since implementation of the NSW Non-Urban Water Metering Policy the focus is finally shifting to coastal NSW. For landholders and DQP’s in these areas, we will guide you on the requirements and what to expect moving forward.
The following Table lays out the exact requirements of the policy, illustrated graphically in Figure 2.
If you are a water user in the Coastal region outlined above (Figure 1), At-Risk Groundwater will not apply to your works in the coastal region.
If you need clarification on this, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has a guidance tool on their Non-Urban Metering Page with work approval and access license specific requirements. For multiple works with a pump or bore above the relevant maximum (Figure 3), you must comply with the Non-Urban Water Metering Framework and NSW Non-Urban Metering Policy.
Instances requiring a telemetry connection are shown in Figure 4. Currently the SigSense Captis devices are all telemetry enabled, however, a compliant LID must be telemetry capable. Opting in to telemetry is beneficial to WaterNSW and has the following benefits for the water user:
If you need assistance contacting a DQP contact SigSense support and we will be able to recommend one of our trusted DQP partners. We also have a list of DQP’s participating in the compliance and telemetry rollout.
Understanding you are already aware of the above steps, we recommend you look into all LID options so that you may choose SigSense with confidence.
1 Compliant with Non-urban Water Metering Framework and NSW Non-Urban Water Metering Policy
2 Sourced from WaterNSW Telemetry Fact sheet (https://www.waternsw.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/219321/Telemetry-metering-fact-sheet.pdf)