Other Council charges explained

Rubyanna wastewater treatment plant

Water and sewerage charges

Below is a list of some of the Council charges that can be included in a rate notice. Not all charges are applicable to everyone.

Water access charge

Council is the service provider through its Infrastructure Department, Water and Wastewater Section.
Council levies water rates on properties in the defined water supply areas to recover the full costs of the water supply operation including a return to the community on assets employed.

Water consumption charge

Water consumption is levied half-yearly based on water meter readings undertaken prior to the 31 December and prior to the 30 June.
Generally the consumption within each six month reading period will be levied on a two tiered charging system, with a lower charge for the first 150 kilolitres used, which promotes the conservation of water. Higher water access charges for ratepayers with larger meters

Sewerage charge

Council is the service provider through its Infrastructure Department, Water and Wastewater Section.
Sewerage Charges are levied on all properties within the defined sewerage area to cover the cost of sewage collection and treatment and the disposal of effluent and bio-solids.
Non-residential ratepayers should ensure that Council is advised of any changes to their connections to ensure that Council is applying the correct charges.

More information

More information on Council charges can be found in the revenue statement contained in our budget document.

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