The Water Consumption Notice is issued six monthly, in October and April, and accounts for the water consumption for that 6 month period.
For an average residential property connected to water and wastewater networks, the Water and Wastewater Access Charges can be around 40% of the balance on the annual Rate Notice. By splitting the Water and Wastewater Charges off the annual Rate Notice and applying them six monthly as a Water Consumption Notice, a ratepayer is relieved from the burden of finding such a large amount of money at the beginning of the financial year.
From the date of the notice, you have 30 days to pay or enter into a payment agreement with Council.
How your Water Consumption notice is calculated
Consumption is charged per kilolitre each 6 month period. The water consumption price covers the variable costs including treatment and transporting of water. For more details on water consumption charges go to the water meter readings and consumption article.
The prices for all water access and consumption charges can be found in the Revenue Statement (PDF 1.2MB).
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