There is a state-wide price for most water services. Whether you're in a metropolitan or regional area, you pay the same price per kilolitre (kL: 1 kL equals 1000 litres) as every other residential customer in the state, no matter how much it costs to get the water to you.
Your water charges comprise two parts:
The 2017-18 fee for having water supplied to your home is $73.10 per quarter.
In 2017-18, the following tiered charges apply.
Price per Litre
Indicative Quarterly Threshold
0 to 30 kL
0 to 0.3288 kL
30 to 130 kL
0.3288 kL to 1.4247 kL
Above 130 kL
Above 1.4247 kL
We supply some customers with recycled water. That water is just for irrigation, gardens or flushing toilets. The water is supplied by dual reticulation, in purple pipes.
The price for recycled water is set at $2.083/kL in 2017-18, which is 90% of tier 1 water use prices.
Water usage price increases can be sensitive to rounding, especially when rounding to the nearest whole cent (i.e. rounded to two decimal places). To avoid above CPI increases for customers in 2017-18, water usage prices have been rounded to three decimal places.
We give you a daily threshold because we know the number of days between meter readings may vary.
Residential properties include houses, maisonettes, home units, flats and strata/community title residences and vacant residential land.
Some blocks of flats or units may have multiple dwellings under a single account. In these cases, normal residential prices apply, except that only the Tier 1 and 2 water-use prices are relevant. The tier 3 price only applies to single dwellings. For blocks of flats, the tier 2 price applies to all use above 30kL per quarter.