Decision on wastewater tariff changes announced 1 May 2013

Decision on wastewater tariff changes announced 1 May 2013

01 May 2013

Watercare's chosen option for a single, region-wide tariff to replace the 44 different legacy council charging regimes offers low user, medium user, high user and an industry pricing plan. The new tariff took effect from 1 July 2013 but will be phased in over three years, and in year one there will be no change to the existing tariff structure.

Implications for business: GETBA lobbied for the transition period to allow time for businesses impacted by the change to a volumetric 'user pays' approach to reduce their water use and consequent wastewater discharges, and also for some to rationalise the number of water meters.

Click here for Watercare's presentation on the changes at the August GETBA Breakfast.

Click here for GETBA's submissions to Watercare on these changes.