The NSW Government has announced that Manly Hydraulics Laboratory has been granted extended accreditation to test non-urban water meters with a flow capacity of up to 1500L per second.

Emma Solomon, Group Director of the Water Renewal Taskforce, said the additional accreditation will help meter manufacturers achieve pattern approval for the larger diameter meters and meet the demands of water users.

“Surface water users with 500mm pumps or larger must meet the new metering framework requirements by 1 December 2019,” Ms Solomon said.

“Water users with works that meet the infrastructure size or multiple works thresholds must confirm their meters are pattern-approved and validated, or meet the accuracy requirements by their roll-out date. They will also need to install a data logger and tamper evident seals.

“Having recently been granted extended accreditation by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Manly Hydraulics Laboratory remains a world-class testing facility of water meters and provides peace of mind to licence holders that pattern approved meters meet all the relevant standards required under NSW Government legislation.”

Manly Hydraulics Laboratory is a business unit within the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

More information regarding the NSW water metering framework, including the regulation and policy, is available here.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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