This shows a breakdown of all your variable usage and fixed access charges:
State bulk water price
This is the amount the State Government charges Unitywater to purchase water to supply to our customers. We are legally required to pass this cost on in full to our customers, and all revenue raised from bulk water charges is passed back to the State Government. Bulk water is charged per kilolitre of water used.
Variable usage charges
Water usage is a variable charge because it is based on the amount of water that is consumed at your property, and is charged per kilolitre of water used. Usage charges are tiered, so the more water you use, the more you pay.
Sewerage usage is a variable charge because it is based on the amount of water used at your property. As there is no meter to measure the amount of sewage, it is calculated as being 90% of your average daily water usage (as measured by your water meter), and is charged at the price per kilolitre for the number of days in the billing period. This charge is capped when sewerage usage reaches 740 litres per day for residential customers. The cap limits the impact on high water users and anyone who may have a concealed leak on their property.
Please note: 1 kilolitre (kL) = 1000 litres (L)
Fixed access charges
These charges are for your property having access (connected or unconnected) to the water and sewerage network. They pay for building, maintaining and replacing water supply and sewerage infrastructure, including pipes, pumps and sewage treatment plants. If you have purchased vacant land in an area that is serviced by the water and/or sewerage network, you will be billed for fixed access charges for that property.
Access fees are fixed, annual fees charged at a daily price for the number of days in your billing period.
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