Changes to sewerage charges

1 October 2014
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Charges for sewerage service and sewage disposal will change from 1 October 2014.

As a result of the repeal of the Carbon Tax, charges for sewerage service and sewage disposal charges will reduce slightly from 1 October 2014.

How have prices changed?

The quarterly Sewerage Service Charge has been reduced by $1.18 for households and $2.21 for non residential customers. For all customers, the Sewage Disposal Charge, which is the charge for the water that you discharge to the sewer, (including water disposed through drains, sinks, toilets, troughs), will decrease by approximately 3 cents per kilolitre. For the average household, this will reduce a quarterly bill by around $2.12.

Refer to Table 1 and Table 2 for detailed pricing information.

Table 1: Sewer Service Charges ($/Quarter)
Type

Old Price Jul-Oct 2014

New Price Oct 2014 -

Price Change

Residential sewerage service

63.00

61.82

-1.18 per quarter

Non residential sewerage service

111.27

109.06

-2.21 per quarter

Table 2: Sewage Disposal Charges ($/kL)
Type

Old Price Jul-Oct 2014

New Price Oct 2014

Price Change

Residential sewage disposal

1.8329

1.7994

-0.0334 per kL

Non residential sewage disposal

1.7836

1.7501

-0.0334 per kL

Trade waste volume

0.9605

0.9270

-0.0334 per kL

Why have prices changed?

Prior to 1 October, our prices included a small cost to pay the Carbon Tax through our supply chain. With the repeal of the Carbon Tax, these are no longer payable. As the cost was predominantly related to the sewerage service we provide, the savings are being passed onto customers through lower sewerage charges.

Download the following pricing handbook for full list of our charges.

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Pricing handbook for 2016 - 17 financial year

Visit charges explained pages under residents or business section for more information on prices.