Water prices for 2015-16

30 June 2015
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City West Water prices for water and sewerage will increase from 1 July 2015.

The new prices will take effect from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 and are in accordance with the decision of the independent pricing regulator, the Essential Services Commission.

Residential water bills issued between July and September will include the $100 Victorian Government Water Rebate.

The typical yearly household water bill (owner/occupier) will increase by around $33 to approximately $1044 per year.

The prices for residential charges are as follows:


Residential charges Old price
(1 Jul 2015 – 30 Jun 2016)
New price
(1 Jul 2016 – 30 Jun 2017)
Price change
compared to last year
Water service charge $57.00 per quarter $57.00 per quarter $0
Water usage charge


Block 1: first 440 litres of water used per day $2.3932 per kilolitre $2.3932 per kilolitre $0
Block 2: water usage above 440 and up to 880 litres per day $2.8168 per kilolitre $2.8168 per kilolitre $0
Block 3: water usage above 880 litres per day $4.1855 per kilolitre $4.1855 per kilolitre $0
Recycled water service charge* $29.76 per year $30.12 per year $0.36 per year
Recycled water usage charge $2.3932 per kilolitre $2.3932 per kilolitre $0
Sewerage service charge $63.25 per quarter $63.25 per quarter $0
Sewage disposal charge $1.8414 per kilolitre $1.8414 per kilolitre $0
Melbourne Water waterways and drainage charge $95.48 per year $96.80 per year $1.32
Parks Victoria charge Minimum fee $72.56 per year $74.37 per year $1.81 per year
Rate 0.435¢ per $ of NAV^ per year 0.445¢ per $ of NAV^ per year 0.01¢ per $ of NAV^ per year

* The recycled water service charge is only applied to properties receiving recycled water through a separate purple coloured recycled water meter.

^Net Annual Value

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