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ECAN - Water Meter Consents - 5-10 Litres Per Second

30 January 2018

ECAN - Water Meter Consents - 5-10 Litres Per Second

Environment Canterbury is working closely with water consent holders and industry partners to achieve better management of the region’s water resources.

Please contact your local WaterForce Branch who has a dedicated Water Management Team to steer you in the right direction with realistic options for your budget - we are local, have local staff living in your area who can attend for a no obligation free measure up and quote. We are more than happy to offer you the right advice the first time.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure.  A water measuring system can save you time and money.

If you have a water take consent for five litres a second or more, national regulations require you to install a water measuring device and provide annual water use information prior to 31 July each year. Environment Canterbury is asking for telemetered data to be submitted on a daily basis via a service provider. That way we can notify service providers if there are any issues.

If you haven’t got a water measuring system, you'll need to have one installed by an approved supplier. You can find a list of approved irrigation suppliers at Irrigation New Zealand.

  • Read about water measuring here and installer checklist hereWater metering

You’ll also need to inform ECAN of the timeline and progress of the installation either by emailing them or getting us to inform them you are on our list to install.  We will provide installation and verification certificates as soon as the installation is completed. 

Your water measuring system must be verified by a qualified person. If water take consent holders fail to install a water measurement device and/or don’t supply the required information within a specified timeframe, compliance action will be taken. This will include a site visit at the cost of the consent holder, followed by enforcement action.

  • Read about national water take regulations here
  • Read about how often your measuring system should be verified here

** i.e level recorder/meter, datalogger and/or telemetered device

WaterForce Christchurch    p: 03 3492605
 - Dave Fahey or Vanessa Robinson

WaterForce Rangiora             p: 03 310 7550
 - Antony Francis or Darcy Aker

WaterForce Ashburton         p: 03 308 4512
 - Matthew Chambers