Apply for a manifold meter connection

If your multi-dwelling development requires two (2) or more standard (20mm) meter connections, then you will require a manifold installation. The size of the manifold will depend on the number of meter connections required.

Manifold meters can be a staged installation. This is useful for developments that may not require all meters to be connected at once. This option can be selected within your installation request.

Steps to apply

Before you start

Have your documentation ready to upload

When you apply for a manifold meter connection, you will be asked to provide:

  • Your current water development notice number (e.g. DA23/1234)
  • A service location plan, which can be uploaded as a jpg or pdf
  • Hydraulic plans and water sizing calculations that have been prepared by a qualified consultant

What is a service location plan?

A service location plan is a simple diagram that provides us the information we require to install the manifold in the position you want. Your nominated location must:

  • Be positioned along the front boundary, and
  • Not exceed one (1) metre in from the front boundary.

example service location plan for manifold installation

Note: If your preferred location requires the installation of a conduit, additional costs will be incurred. We will contact you to discuss costs and possible alternative service location options.

What is a hydraulic plan or water sizing calculation?

Hydraulic plans or water sizing calculations must be prepared by a qualified consultant such as a plumber or hydraulics consultant in accordance with relevant Australian Standards. Details may include:

  • Available water pressure (a water pressure certificate can be issued on application)
  • Existing size of water mains serving the development
  • Size of metered and unmetered services required
  • Development complexity
  • Use of water and demand allocation in calculation stage
  • Location of proposed metered and unmetered services
  • Number of meter services
  • Access to metered services
  • Maintenance and/or replacement of metered services
  • Backflow prevention devices (which may impact water pressure)
  • Impact to the water supply system

How to apply

Complete the online application form

Provide your water development notice number (e.g. DA23/1234) and upload your service location plan and hydraulic plans when prompted.

Apply online

What happens next

On receipt of your application, we will:

  1. Review the application to determine the location is viable
  2. Calculate costs of the manifold and meter connection
  3. Issue a payment advice (invoice)

On receipt of payment, we will schedule the installation of the manifold and meters at the property boundary as indicated on the service location plan provided. You must ensure the site has a two (2) metre square clearance where the installation is to occur.

Standard manifold connections will take up to 20 business days from date of payment.

Need help?

Need help? Contact us today

Call us on (02) 4429 3214 or visit your closest administration centre

Nowra Administration Centre
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
36 Bridge Road, Nowra NSW 2541

Ulladulla Branch Office
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
14 Deering Street, Ulladulla NSW 2539

More information

Once the meters have been installed:

  • The property owner or builder must engage a licensed plumber to connect the meters to the dwellings.
  • All internal pipes on the property including taps and drains, are the property owner’s responsibility.

Should a meter be damaged or interfered with, charges may be issued to the property owner.