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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 $852
Unconnected properties which are able to connect (ie vacant land) $669 

 

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 $474
25 mm $669
32 mm $1,035
40 mm $1,599
50 mm $2,472
80 mm $6,303
100 mm $9,843
150 mm $22,083
200 mm $22,083
Unconnected properties which are able to connect (ie vacant land) $474
CDB Low - no discharge $852
CBD Medium - no discharge $1,965
CBD High - no discharge $3,426
   

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 $1.65 per kilolitre.


Example Non-Residential Sewer Charge for 2019/202

Assumptions:  
  Water Consumption (C) = 500 kL per annum
  Sewer Discharge Factor (SDF) = 0.7
  20mm Water Meter (AC) = $474
  Sewerage Treatment Charge (STC) = $1.65 kL
   
Annual Bill  = AC + (C x STC) x SDF
  = $474 + (500 x 1.65) x 0.7
  = $474 + $577.50
  = $1,051.50