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Water access charges

The access charge is designed to cover some of the costs incurred by Council in providing infrastructure such as reservoirs, pump stations and reticulation systems. Because of the fixed nature of the costs incurred by Council in operating the infrastructure, the access charge applies to all properties able to connect to the system regardless of whether or not a connection is in place.

All properties located within 225m of a water main, and can be connected to Councils water mains will be levied an access charge.

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

 

Water usage charges

The potable water usage charge for 2018-2019 is set at $0.72 per kilolitre for the first 200kL per meter, per year, then $1.41 there after

The water consumption charges are designed to meet the fixed and variable operating costs related to the provision of water supply.

The water access charges for the 2018-2019 financial years are set out in the following table.

Meter Size Access Charge Charge per kL $
20 mm $138 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
25 mm $216 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
32 mm $348 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
40 mm $546 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
50 mm $852 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
80 mm $2,175 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
100 mm $3,399 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
150 mm $7,650 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
200 mm 7,650 $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41 thereafter
Yenda Dual Meters $216

potable - $0.72 first 200 kL, then $1.41,

raw - $0.37 per kL

Strata Title Units $276 not applicable
CBD Unmetered Low $486 not applicable
CBD Unmetered Medium $909 not applicable
CBD Unmetered High $2,907 not applicable
Unconnected properties - which can be connected (vacant land) $138 not applicable

 

Council elects to deem exempt the following:

  • Dedicated fire services meter

Where a property has an approved dedicated fire services meter, there will be no water and sewer access charge. If usage occurs outside of emergency use, this exemption will be forfeited.