Reporting water-use data

There are a number of options for reporting your water-use data.

Telemetering your water-use data

Telemetery means that your water-use data is automatically sent directly to the Council database, or via a telemetry service provider.

Some consent holders are required to have telemetery but this option is also available to consent holders who are not required by their resource consent to telemeter their data.

Advantages of telemetry

  • Telemetry automatically records your water-use for you, and transfers it directly into our database in real time so you have a secure, economical and efficient method to access remote data instantly and confidentially.
  • You get text and email alarm notifications when water abstraction rates and or volumes are exceeded.
  • It saves time and costs by eliminating manual data collection, and assisting with reporting water use to the Council.
  • Monitoring water use is only one function of telemetry and the Council encourages users to fully utilise it by also monitoring pump status, volumes and rate, soil moisture levels, climate, security etc


Some consents require a datalogger to be installed which will record and store the abstraction information automatically. A Council Hydrology Officer will come and download the information from the datalogger during the annual inspection. Please note that TRC are only able to download from the following types of dataloggers:

  • iRIS dataloggers (most widely used amongst consent holders in the Taranaki region); and
  • Scottech Flowloggers

If you have a different type of datalogger you may need to download your own. For more information about dataloggers you can contact the Hyrdology Department at the Council.

Manual reporting

If your consent does not require your abstraction data to be telemetered or kept in a datalogger, then you must keep a manual record. This means you will physically read the water meter and record the information at intervals required by your consent. Your abstraction data for the period 1 July to 30 June needs to be submitted to the Council by 31 July. You will receive a reminder notification in May. You can:

  • Email your records to
  • Drop them off at our office at 47 Cloten Road, Stratford.
  • Post to Taranaki Regional Council, Private Bag 713, Stratford, or fax to 06 765 5097.