In terms of Government Notice 131 (2017), the Department may direct any water user, where it has reasonable grounds to believe that the water user is not complying with the provisions of regulation 5 (Installation and use of water measuring devices and record keeping), to comply with the regulation at the water user’s expense, and provide proof of such compliance to the Department within one month of the date of receipt of the directive.

Government Notice 141 (2018)  instructed Irrigation Boards and Water User Associations to install water measuring devices. The Notice stipulates that Irrigation Boards and Water User Associations must instruct their members to install water measuring devices in line with Government Notice 131 of 2017.

Government Notice 34 (2020) extends the requirement to install water measuring devices to irrigators who are not members of Water User Associations or Irrigation Boards.