Water metering roadshow coming to Moree

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A water metering roadshow will be held in Moree and Narrabri next week to advise water users about new rules being rolled out over the next five years.

Experts from the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Water will be delivering the information sessions, being held across 12 regional centres, including Moree and Narrabri.

Minister for Water, Housing and Property Melinda Pavey said 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.

"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 for current and future generations," she said.

"Since April 1, all new non-urban water meters being installed must be accurate, tamper-proof and auditable. From December 1 all surface water pumps 500mm in diameter and above will need to comply with the new rules.

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"Water is a precious resource and we all need to work together to ensure it is properly managed."

The sessions will also be an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on proposed minor regulation changes. Water users are also encouraged to use the recently launched online Metering Guidance Tool to help them determine if they are required to comply with the current metering framework, and if so, what they need to do to comply.

A session will be held at Moree's The Max Centre from 10.30am to 1pm on Monday, July 15. The Narrabri session will be held at the Crossing Theatre from 10.30am to 1pm on Tuesday, July 16. Register at www.eventbrite.com. For those who cannot attend, a webinar will be held on August 1. Email water.reform@industry.nsw.gov.au to register your interest.