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.