Measurement Canada is hosting a consultation on water meters from August 6th to October 8th, 2021 with industry stakeholders.
Currently, under the Weights and Measures Regulations, water meters are exempt from requiring approval and initial inspection before they are used to determine a customer's water consumption (unlike scales, gas pumps and other measuring devices used in trade).
To help the Government of Canada achieve its climate change goals and sustain our water supply for future generations, Measurement Canada is looking into possible areas where Measurement Canada could help manufacturers, utilities and end users (e.g. residential home owners) support and promote water conservation through increased accurate measurement of water.
Measurement Canada is committed to working closely with the industry by supporting and fostering innovations while monitoring the requirements that other countries have developed, and advances and innovations in metering technologies. The goal is also to ensure that water distribution utilities can use measurement to quickly identify and correct water loss in their systems, and that consumers receive accurate and reliable measurement, as well as protection against unfair practices and fraud.
The online questionnaire will be available from August 6th to October 8th, 2021. It is open to any stakeholder that would like to participate.