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.
Council recently introduced YourWater, an online Public Portal for existing smart water meter users. YourWater will allow residents access to data for their property on the amount of water being used each day. It will also enable residents to set up email and SMS alerts to notify them if possible water leaks and high consumption periods. To sign up, residents will be prompted to ptovide some personal details and information on their latest rates otice. For more information visit yourwater.nsw.gov.au.
To access details on how to read your smart water meter please click here.
For any enquires about existng smart water meters please phone Council on 6333 6100.