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Sewer Charges

Residential charges

The residential sewerage charge is based per tenancy, for assessments connected to Council’s sewerage service network as set out below:

Residential Sewer Access Charge - per enement $834
Unconnected properties which are able to connect (ie vacant land) $657 

 

Non-residential charges

Non-Residential sewer discharge is calculated using a formula prescribed by the NSW Department of Water Best Practises guidelines.

The formula is: Discharge = Consumption Rate x Discharge Factor x Water usage

Note: Council reserves the right to change or review the relevant discharge factor in individual circumstances.

Meter Size Availability Charge per annum
20 mm $468
25 mm $627
32 mm $1,017
40 mm $1,572
50 mm $2,430
80 mm $6,192
100 mm $9,666
150 mm $21,687
200 mm $21,687
Unconnected properties which are able to connect (ie vacant land) $468
CDB Low - no discharge $834
CBD Medium - no discharge $1,920
CBD High - no discharge $3,345
   

For land that is exempt from water access charges: see the section under ordinary rates.

Charges for sewer usage (by meter measurement) will be charged at the standard usage charge of $1.62 per kilolitre.


Example Non-Residential Sewer Charge for 2016/17

Assumptions:  
  Water Consumption (C) = 500 kL per annum
  Sewer Discharge Factor (SDF) = 0.7
  20mm Water Meter (AC) = $468
  Sewerage Treatment Charge (STC) = $1.62 kL
   
Annual Bill  = AC + (C x STC) x SDF
  = $468 + (500 x 1.62) x 0.7
  = $468 + $567
  = $1,035