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TasWater – Water Metering

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Wednesday, 1 December 2021

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Dr WOODRUFF - Dr Gumley, Mr Brewster previously referred to water metering. TasWater has said:

It would like to see 100 per cent of water extractions in the state being metered within three years' time.

Why do you believe that that is such an important measure?

Dr GUMLEY - I've always found that if you can't measure something, it becomes very hard to manage it. So, if we've better knowledge, better data, a better understanding of who's taking what water and where it's going, you've a much better chance of everyone working together and planning what the future looks like.

Dr WOODRUFF - Is water metering and monitoring of allocations an active discussion in the water round table?

Dr GUMLEY - I don't know. I haven't attended the round table. Do you know -

Dr WOODRUFF - Who attends?

Mr BREWSTER - Matthew Derbyshire, our general manager asset management services.

Dr GUMLEY - I think I have only had two or three meetings so I can't say. I am happy to ask Matt. It certainly should be on the agenda.