Water rates

Overview

If you are on a metered supply you will be billed twice yearly (every six months).

Your water rate account is based on consumption measured through your water meter. This charge is calculated by multiplying the total cubic meters used during your billing period by the treated water tariff. For the 2020/2021 rating period this tariff is set at $3.17 m3 for potable water, and $2.06 m3 for non-potable water. This charge covers the operational costs of supplying water, repairs and maintenance.  The tariff is adjusted each financial year to reflect changes in the cost of supplying water.  Consumers are charged at the new water tariff only after the first water invoice for financial year is issued.  The financial year begins 1 July.

There are 1,000 litres in a cubic metre (m3). The average six-monthly water consumption per household is between 150-250 cubic metres.

Billing dates

Area

1st Billing

Instalment due

2nd Billing

Instalment due

Kawakawa, Moerewa, Okaihau, Opononi, Rawene

July

20 Aug

January

20 February

Kaitaia

August

20 Sept

February

20 March

Kerikeri

September

20 Oct

March

20 April

Paihia

October

20 Nov

April

20 May

Kaikohe, Ngawha

November

20 Dec

May

20 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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