Who is responsible for paying water rates accounts?
The property owner is responsible for paying water rates accounts, as per the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. Therefore in the case of a rental property it is the landlord's responsibility to ensure payment of the account is received by Council.
How are water rates charged?
Council sets an annual charge per connection to a water supply on each rating unit and a water volume rate per unit of water supplied to each rating unit based on location and level of service provided. Water supply rates are billed separately twice yearly on varying dates in the various water supply areas.
The current water rate in Hauraki is targeted per cubic meter as per the table below plus a $154.17 (including GST) annual supply charge.
Water Volume Rate
$154.17 annual charge
per cubic meter of water supplied (see the table below for rates per cubic meter)
Water volume rates (metered supply)
HDC sets a targeted rate per unit of water supplied to each rating unit connected to an HDC water supply.
The 2023/24 estimated rates (in cents per cubic metre of water supplied) are:
Rates 2023/2024 (including GST)
Base Rate - Consumption between 200 and 400 cubic metres
Step One - Consumption up to 200 cubic metres
Step Two - All consumption over 400 cubic metres
Please note: these fees apply until 30 June 2024
Extraordinary Water Use
An Extraordinary Water Use rate is charged for purposes other than permanent metered connections, such as tankered water and contractor use of hydrants. The rate is $4.98/m³ (incl. GST), 2 times the current urban treated water rate.
A permit must be applied for:
Tanker filling from designated Fire Hydrants Application form