Article from The Land.
WaterNSW and the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation (WAMC) have proposed large increases in costs for irrigators from July 2021. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is currently reviewing both cost proposals and is calling for submissions from stakeholders.
WAMC have proposed price increases for regulated river, unregulated river, groundwater and minimum annual charge customers be capped at five per cent per year (plus inflation), equating to 22pc over a four year period from 2021 to 2025.
A new system of metering extraction will become operational within the next 12 months which will necessitate the installation of telementary metering devices which can be monitored electronically.
The old system of visual meters and reading of power meters will cease and ALL licenses will be required, by legislation, to install a meter that complies with the standard advised by legislation. Continue reading “Telementary Water Meters”
In recent months there have been a number of changes to the administration of matters water, which has made a minefield for those wishing to transact business.
Originally Water NSW was responsible for ALL water matters, however this Department has now been reduced and administers licencing for the extraction of water from acquifers and regulated water sources [eg Hunter River]. Continue reading “Changes to administration of water matters”