2nd October, 2023

Water Meter Verification in Waikato

Are you located in the Waikato region and need a new Water Meter Verification or need to update your current Water Meter Verification? 

AgFirst Engineering Waikato are Water Meter Verification Experts! We’re your local Engineering company that can supply anything replacement water meters through to the design and installation of pump or head works systems to meet your needs. 

Why choose AgFirst Engineering for Water Meter Verification?

  • We’re local! Our team is based in Te Awamutu and service the entire Waikato region. Being local means we can respond quickly to all enquiries. We also have teams that service the Gisborne and Te Puke regions. 
  • AgFirst Engineering can not only repair and install, but we also have an onsite fabrication team. This means we can manufacture custom solutions, with our equipment and expertise we can make anything promptly required for your water system.
  • We have the Blue Tick Accreditation! This means we’re qualified for installation and verification by Irrigation NZ, which is the governing body for allowing councils to accept our results. This guarantees our verification services have been tested and assessed as competent. Companies that have passed this accreditation will only be recommended by the respective regional councils. 
  • We are able to provide expert advice on all common telemetry equipment in New Zealand and can supply and install Harvest & Halo Telemetry. 



What is a water meter verification?

This is a process where your site water meter is compared to a reference meter and compares the volume of water each meter has read over a set time period. The verification process gives confidence that the meter meets the required accuracy standard ( that your water meter is within 5% of the reference meter). 

Why do you need a water meter verification?

In November 2010, the ‘Resource Management (Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes) Regulations 2010’ was released by the government in a drive to more accurately manage and monitor our fresh water resources.

The regulations apply to all water takes of 5 litres/second or more for all councils in New Zealand or 15m3 per day for Waikato Regional Council (as stipulated in your water take consent).


What information does the regulations hold? 

The regulations contain the ‘rules’ with which each consented site must adhere to. This includes:

  • Interpretation of consent rate of take
  • Record keeping requirements 
    • The water meter needs to have ‘pulse output’ capability
    • Must be within 5% accuracy of the reference meter during verification
    • That the style of water meter is suited for the properties of the water taken
  • Timing for when the verification needs to be completed by
  • The requirement to provide proof of verification to the council
  • Transitional provisions for existing water permits.

For more information on this, click on the link: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2010/0267/latest/DLM3174201.html

For the ‘Guidelines for the Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes’, go to: http://irrigationaccreditation.co.nz/watermeasurement/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Guidelines-for-the-Measurement-and-Reporting-of-Water-Takes-2014.pdf

AgFirst Engineering Supply:

AgFirst Engineering can supply anything from the water meter through to designing and installation of pump/head works systems to meet your needs. For any queries located in the Waikato area, please contact our Waikato team

We also service the Poverty Bay region with our Gisborne team and the Bay of Plenty region with our Te Puke team.

Replacement mechanical water meter with modified headworks to suit meter out of a bore.

AgFirst Engineering Waikato Meter verificationReplacement mechanical water meter with modified headworks to suit meter out of a bore.

New mechanical water meters with correct headworks to suit meters installed on a bore. Harvest telemetry with automatic reporting to council installed.


Replacement mechanical water meter for a bore with modified headworks to suit meter.

Mechanical water meter replaced with an ultrasonic water meter to suit poor water quality.

Custom pump and headworks install with an ultrasonic water meter to suit poor water quality being verified.