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WATER METERING IMPROVEMENTS IN NORTHERN BASIN

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In what gives local River Murray irrigators certainty, water metering in the northern basin is set to be improved.

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the program would provide $12.5 million each to New South Wales and Queensland to improve metering and expand access to water information

Minister Pitt added the funding means improved transparency for water users, better water management outcomes and stronger confidence for communities at the local level.

In the past many locals have questioned water taking practices in some parts of the Murray darling basin, with a report issued by Wentworth group indicating significant amounts of water from the system was missing.

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