non-residential charges sewer Sewer volume charges are based on the assessed volume of wastewater discharged from the property country customers into the wastewater system. The amount of discharge is calculated by multiplying water use (as registered on the water meter) by a ‘discharge factor’. The discharge factor is the assessed percentage of water delivered to the property that is discharged directly into the wastewater system. Discharge = water use (kL) x discharge factor This amount is then used to calculate sewer charges. Customers may request a review of the discharge How to contact us factor if required by calling our 13 13 85 account enquiries number. account enquiries (8am to 5pm weekdays) 13 13 85 A standard ‘discharge allowance’ of 200 kilolitres TTY 1800 063 508 applies to each property annually (not per meter reading). Where the assessed volume of wastewater or email discharged exceeds the 200 kilolitre allowance, a firstname.lastname@example.org volumetric sewer charge is included on the Water This information is available in alternative formats Use Account. The price per kilolitre of discharge for on request. 2009-10 is 232.8 cents. Volumetric sewer charge = (discharge - allowance) x price/kL www.watercorporation.com.au customer correspondence Water Corporation, Locked Bag 2 Osborne Park Delivery Centre WA 6916 ISBN 1 7403 514 1 June 2009 Printed on environmentally friendly paper non-residential country annual service charges For non-residential strata titled units that share major fixtures, the minimum charge is $393.70 for 2009-10. ConSumpTion and priCe Annual service charges are issued in July each year. band (cents per kL) Non-residential vacant land sewer charges are water calculated by multiplying a rate* (cents in the dollar) price price A charge applies to all properties with access to by the property’s Gross Rental Value (GRV), which is up to 300kL over 300kL the Water Corporation’s water main. The charge for supplied by the Valuer General. The minimum charge is $189.20 for 2009-10. 1 119.7 176.8 vacant land is fixed at $200.40 for 2009-10. * In the country, the cost of operating each scheme is different so rates in the 2 133.9 192.6 Other non-residential property charges are based on dollar do vary. A minimum charge applies. the size of the meter. 3 149.6 209.5 4 167.2 228.2 meter size price charges for use 5 187.0 248.5 15, 20mm $ 463.80 water 6 203.1 270.6 25mm $ 724.80 Meters are generally read three times in a twelve 7 220.6 294.7 30mm $ 1,044.00 month period. The first reading is taken between 8 237.4 320.9 35, 38, 40mm $ 1,855.00 November and February, the second between March and June, and the third between July and October. 9 255.5 349.4 50mm $ 2,899.00 Each town or area in WA is allocated to one of fifteen 10 265.9 380.5 70, 75, 80mm $ 7,422.00 bands depending on the operating costs of the local 11 291.9 414.3 100mm $ 11,596.00 scheme. To encourage careful use of water, charges 12 320.4 451.2 140, 150mm $ 26,091.00 in each band are structured so that the price per 13 351.7 491.3 For non-residential strata titled units that share a kilolitre increases the more water you use. meter, the charge is fixed at $200.40 for 2009-10. 14 386.2 535.0 Non-residential prices will continue to be adjusted 15 423.9 582.6 sewer to reflect the real cost of providing water in country Charges apply to all properties with access to the areas. This is in line with Government approved Water Corporation’s wastewater system. These reforms that commenced in 2008 to encourage Currently, a reduced price applies for the first 300kL charges are based on the number of fixtures (eg. customers to save water by ensuring they are aware of water. As part of the reforms, the reduced price for toilets and urinals) at each property. of these costs. the first 300 kilolitres will be eliminated and a flat price In 2009-10 the charges are: These adjustments are being phased in using will apply for all non-residential water use. The tiered the 15 band pricing structure opposite. Where a prices apply over 12 months (they are not reset at number of fixtures price town or area’s existing band does not best reflect each reading). First fixture $ 633.40 the real cost, it will move up or down progressively Note: Properties that include a residence are charged for the first 150kL at Second fixture $ 271.10 until it reaches the correct band. Our website at 72.6 cents per kL, then at the non-residential prices for water use over that level. Third fixture $ 362.10 www.watercorporation.com.au shows the current Four fixtures and over (each) $ 393.70 band applicable to each town. Note: Fixture charges are cumulative.