Page 2 of your quarterly bill
Your guide to reading page 2 of your quarterly bill
Previous read date and previous reading
This shows the date and total amount of water in kilolitres (kL) recorded for this property at the start of this billing period.
Current read date and current reading
This shows the date and total amount of water in kilolitres (kL) recorded for this property at the end of this billing period. Billing periods are usually 90 days but may vary by several days either way.
This is the total amount of water in kilolitres (kL) used during this billing period and is the 'Current reading (kL)' minus the 'Previous reading (kL)'.
Average daily usage (L)
Average daily usage in litres (L) is calculated by dividing your total usage by the number of days in the billing period.
Please note: 1 kilolitre (kL) = 1000 litres (L)
Property share %
If you have purchased a unit in a complex, you may see 'Property share %' on your bill to show the lot entitlement for the unit (the percentage of total water usage a unit has to pay according to the Body Corporate agreement). The total usage will represent the percentage in kilolitres for the unit.
Activity since last bill
This includes the amount of your last bill minus any payments and/or adjustments made since then, including any direct debit payments.
This is the balance of your account prior to the charges for this billing period being applied.
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.