Most water licences require their bores to be metered.
This legislation allows Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to monitor the water that is abstracted from the aquifers, for environmental control of water levels.
The need for monitoring bore water usage came from the consistent decrease of the water levels in the aquifers that supply households all around Perth.
DWER implemented the water licensing system and is now enforcing it through water meters.
As such, water meters need to be installed with the utmost attention to detail and according to all the guidelines imposed by DWER.
Further, the installation process includes interfacing with DWER to provide informaiton upon installation of the meter, which will assign the meter to a specific water licence.
Once the meter is installed, the licence holder will have to lodge meter readings, usually every year, through an online platform, amongst other ways to log readings. We can also take care of the logging of meter readings and licence usage management.
Get a professional water meter installation that will save you of any headaches. We can install the meter to all necessary specs and make sure you're well set for years to come.
BD Water is constantly in contact with DWER, we study their regulations and we understand water licensing.
If you own a water licence and don’t have a bore meter, your water usage is really only an estimate.
The meter on your bore tells you exactly how much water you are using, allowing you to make better estimates of your water needs and better plan your property.
If you find out that you're using less water than your licence allocation, we can help you trade your water licence.
You can sell a portion of your water licence to someone in the same groundwater sub-area and aquifer. We can help you with the whole process, from finding a buyer to the trade application with DWER.
On 31 December 2020, all licences larger than 10,000 kL will require, by law, to be metered. In some areas, earlier than that. Get your bore meter sorted in advance.
All our technicians know the exact specs of water bore meter installations according to DWER regulations. We operate from water licence management to bore drilling.
BD Water has a team dedicated to water licensing including licence management and trading. As such, we can handle all the regulatory side of the bore meter.
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Pulse meters have a reed switch equipped to the meter itself from the manufacturer which enables the fitting of automatic logging equipment if you decide to do that in the future. At BD Water we only supply pulse meters to ensure with any future requirements for the property that the meter doesn't need to be replaced again.
Generally you are required to record your meter readings each month and submit them annually via the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's platform, Water Online. The date that you're required to submit them is with 30 days of your water year ending, which varies for each licence holder.
Once our field team has installed the meter they will take all the details down including the required photos to submit the require paperwork to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER). This is done via submission of a Form 8 utilising the Water Online service that DWER utilise, doing so will give you access to your own water online account for submission of your meter readings.
The actual installation is about half a day on average depending on the sizer of the meter, the lead time on our team is roughly 2-3 weeks depending on the time of the year with summer being our busiest period.
We will try to prioritise it if there is urgency and can even notify the Department of Water on your behalf of the booking date so they're aware in events of non-compliance.
The price of a water meter heavily depends on the size of the pipes and suitability of the bore headworks, feel free to reach out and we'll give you a quote!
For a standard 50 mm meter supply, installation and handling all the paperwork to be submitted to Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, the price varies between $ 1,800 - 2,400 (incl. GST).
You can do it yourself, or you can call us. Our process of installing a water meter makes it easy for you.
In short - yes, if you have a water licence for more than 10,000 kL/a, and want to keep your full allocation (if you're not fully utilising your allocation, licence trading allows you to sell part or your full licence - more info on Licence Trading).
In some cases smaller allocations will also require a meter. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has / will notify licensees where applicable.
Since 31 December 2020, all licences for 10,000 kL + require meters to have been installed on all drawpoints. If you have not installed a meter yet, please contact us or another provider ASAP.
No. BD Water is a private business and we do not represent the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. BD Water owns Water Manager, which is also independent from DWER.
All information we provide is our own interpretation of their documentation and if unsure please confirm with DWER directly.
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