You can access the full suite of information regarding the NSW non-urban water metering framework, including the regulation and policy, in the water reform section of the department's website:
• this tool is intended for guidance purposes only.
• it applies to licensed surface water and groundwater works.
• some works, such as those used only for stock and domestic take under basic landholder rights, are not subject to these metering rules.
• this tool does not apply to works already required to meter or measure (as a condition of your work approval or licence). These works must have compliant metering equipment installed by the roll-out date. Any new or replacement metering equipment installed on these works from 1 April 2019 must comply with the new meter standards.
If you require further information regarding your specific circumstances, please contact the department: