A standard residential Water Account is made up of two main items: Availability Charges and Water Usage Charges. A breakdown of these charges will be listed on the back of your Water Account . All charges are GST free.
What are Availability Charges?
Availability charges contribute to the cost of providing and maintaining the water and sewerage systems within the Shoalhaven. The charges are based on the size of your water meter, larger meters will incur larger fees, and properties with multiple service connections will pay availability charges for each connection. Sewer availability charges are based on the proportional size of the water meter.
Water and sewer availability charges also apply to vacant land where these services are available to the properties.
The table below reflects the amounts charged for water & sewer availability, based on a standard residential 20mm meter and for a dual occupancy 25mm service connection.
Effective from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022:
|Quarterly residential availability charges based on a 20mm service
||Annual fees - $84.00
||Annual fees - $892.00
|Quarterly residential availability charges based on a 25mm service
||Annual fees - $136.00
||Annual fees - $1,224.00
What are Usage Charges?
Water usage charges reflect the amount of water that has been registered on your water meter. Our meter readers read your water meter every three months (or approximately every 90 days) and with these figures you are charged for every kilolitre (1,000 litres) of water used.
Shoalhaven Water charge $1.80 per kilolitre.