A water metered property is read and charged every six months. Every cubic metre of water flowing through your meter is charged for.
There are two parts to the connected water supply charges:
- A fixed targeted rate of $293.10 for 2021/22
- A fee per cubic metre used, those with water meters is $2.10 per cubic metre of water for 2021/22 rating year.
This covers the treatment, distribution, and management of water supply to ensure that when water reaches consumers, it is free from harmful organisms and meets water supply standards.
For more information about water related charges view our full Fees and Charges Schedule.
Is your water usage normal?
Compare your households daily water consumption with the table below.
|Household size||Lower Use||Upper use|
1000 litres = 1 cubic meter (m3)* These figures are based on responsible household water use. The lower figures are based on indoor water use only. The higher figures are based on indoor use, plus a standard sized garden and lawn which are efficiently watered.
If your invoice is higher than usual, you may have a water leak. Find out how to check for leaks here.
Metered Water Due Dates
Water meters are read and charged every six months. The dates the meters are read will vary depending on where you live.
|Area||Invoice 1||Invoice 2|
|Horotiu ||4 September 2020 ||5 March 2021|
|Ngaruawahia ||4 September 2020 ||5 March 2021|
|Taupiri ||4 September 2020 ||5 March 2021|
|Huntly ||2 October 2020 ||2 April 2021|
|North Waikato ||6 November 2020 ||7 May 2021|
|Port Waikato, Onewhero & Pokeno ||6 November 2020 ||7 May 2021|
|Tuakau ||6 November 2020 ||7 May 2021|
|Southern Districts ||4 December 2020 ||4 June 2021|
|Western Districts ||4 December 2020 ||4 June 2021|
|Raglan ||4 January 2021 ||2 July 2021|
|Te Akau ||4 January 2021 ||2 July 2021|
The property owner is responsible for water rates payment. A penalty of 10 per cent may be added to any unpaid balance.
View a full list of payment options.
Making it easier
Set-up a direct debit
Water rates can be paid by weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly direct debit. For a direct debit you can complete the online form or phone or email Council.
Change your address
All address changes are required to be in writing. Please advise any changes to your details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or write to our Ngaruawahia Office.
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