Smart Water Meters
A smart meter is a device that automatically records water use and can report that usage data electronically at regular intervals. This provides instant access for Council staff to data that can highlight any issues or trends to better manage the water network such as:
- Facilitating the early detection of leaks and reduce water loss;
- Ensuring Council can respond more effectively to usage enquiries.
For common residential meters, the antenna transmitting the signal can be integrated within the meter. However, for bigger residential or commercial meters, it is attached to the existing mechanical meter. Both devices function in similar way.
As of May 2023, Bathurst Regional Council has over 2300 smart water meters installed. For most new developments and where existing water meter requires full replacement due to age or other faults, Council is installing Honeywell V200HT – an integrated smart meter. All other water meters are progressively being retrofitted with clip on antennas.
Image: Honeywell V200HT - Integrated Smart Meter and different types of clip on antennas.
For any enquires about existing smart water meters please phone Council on (02) 6333 6100.