Improving in-field verification of non-urban water meter accuracy

Project details

Objective:

To investigate improving the in-field verification of non-urban meter accuracy.

Funding:

Up to $300 000 plus applicable GST from the Australian Government.

Jurisdiction:

National

Commenced:

November 2006

Completed:

March 2009

Progress

About the project

Pipeline with metering equipmentThe Australian Government funded a two-stage project to investigate improving the in-field verification of non-urban meter accuracy. The first stage investigated, analysed and made recommendations for preferred techniques and technologies.

Stage 2 developed the techniques, tools and recommendations for in-field verification of non-urban meters including the possible investment in equipment prototype development and testing.

Project benefits

The Raising National Water Standards investment in improving in-field verification of non-urban water meter accuracy project advanced the National Water Initiative in achieving more effective and efficient approaches to support metering and measuring outcomes, and improved understanding of in-field accuracy of non-urban water meters.

The ability to test non-urban water meters on site is of particular importance given the impracticality and costs of removing those metering devices for testing off-site.