Our compliance and enforcement activities in the three months July to September 2022 have confirmed that offences related to taking too much water or not having a compliant water meter remain the most common issues dealt with by NRAR.
The numbers supported NRAR’s decision to make water metering and irrigated agriculture regulatory priorities for the next 12 months and we will continue to focus on these and other key issues.
We continue to work proactively to help water users comply with the water law and to protect water resources for the benefit of communities, culture, the environment and industry.
Statewide statistics for the third quarter of 2022 included:
- 1013 property inspections, including both desktop audits and onsite visits.
65 enforcement actions, including 26 penalty infringement notices, 29 formal warnings, 10 directions to carry out remedial work, stop work orders and enforceable undertakings.
- 298 investigations finalised.
- 6 active prosecutions in court.
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