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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 in the case of a rental property it is the landlord's responsibility to ensure payment of the account is received by Council.

Water Supply Rate

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. View the instalment dates for your water supply area

The current water rate in Hauraki is targeted per cubic meter as per the table below plus a $141.57 (including GST) annual supply charge.

Supply Charge
 + 
Water Volume Rate  
$141.57 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 2022/23 estimated rates (in cents per cubic metre of water supplied) are: Rates 2022/2023
(including GST)
Base Rate - Consumption between 200 and 400 cubic metres  $2.29
Step One - Consumption up to 200 cubic metres  $1.92
Step Two - All consumption over 400 cubic metres $1.74
   Please note: these fees apply until 30 June 2023

 

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 $4.58/m³ (incl. GST), 2 times the current urban treated water rate.

A permit must be applied for:

How Can I Pay My Water Rates?

Rates can be paid by:

Credit Card payments online - The Hauraki District Council can now accept credit card payments for your water rates.  To use this service you will need to have both your account number and your valuation number which you will find on your Water Rates Tax Invoice. Further instructions are available once you go to 'Pay by credit card' below.

Pay by credit card

Payments by credit card will incur an additional charge of 2.355% plus 17 cents per transaction (including GST). This applies to all credit card types. This is to cover the costs associated with accepting credit card payments.

Water Rates Due Dates

Water supply targeted rates are by way of two instalments per year for those rating units that have received less than 10,000kl over the last two billing periods. Those rating units who have used more than 10,000kl over the last two billing periods, will be billed bi-monthly.

Instalment dates are staggered throughout the year. Refer to our water rating maps to view the various reading areas. Also available is a list of rating units (over 10,000kl as described above) by assessment number. These rating units will be billed bi-monthly. 

Instalment dates for rating units billed twice a year:
Instalment Number Reading area Instalment date Penalty added
One 1 Ngatea township
Paeroa township
Waihi township
31 August 2022 2 September 2022
One 2 Turua & surrounds
Paeroa commercial
Waihi commercial
Waihi gold
28 September 2022 30 September 2022
One 3 Waitakaruru & Ngatea North
Waihi rural 
26 October 2022 28 October 2022
One  4 Kerepehi & Ngatea South
Ohinemuri & Kaimanawa
30 November 2022 2 December 2022
One  5 Netherton 28 December 2022 30 December 2022
One 6 Karangahake/Mackaytown
Waikino 
25 January 2023 27 January 2023
Two 1 Ngatea township
Paeroa township
Waihi township
22 February 2023 24 February 2023
Two

2

Turua & surrounds
Paeroa commercial
Waihi commercial
Waihi gold

29 March 2023 31 March 2023
Two 3 Waitakaruru & Ngatea North 
Waihi rural 
26 April 2023 28 April 2023
Two 4 Kerepehi & Ngatea South
Ohinemuri & Kaimanawa
31 May 2023 2 June 2023
Two 5 Netherton 28 June 2023 30 June 2023
Two  6 Karangahake/Mackaytown
Waikino
26 July 2023 28 July 2023
Instalment dates for rating units billed bi-monthly:
Instalment Number Instalment date Last date before penalty
One 20 August 2021  
Two 20 October 2021 28 October 2022
Three 20 December 2021  
Four  20 February 2021  
Five 20 April 2022 28 April 2023
Six 20 June 2022  
Water supply targeted rates penalties for late payment

The following penalties will be applied to water supply rates:

For rating units billed twice a year:

  • an additional charge of 5% will be added to all current and previous years’ rates outstanding on the day following the last date for payment of the first instalment (as described above)
  • an additional charge of 5% will be added to all current and previous years’ rates outstanding on the day following the last date for payment of the second instalment (as described above).

For rating units billed bi-monthly: 

  • an additional charge of 5% will be added to all current and previous years’ rates outstanding on the day following the last date for payment of the second instalment (as described above)
  • an additional charge of 5% will be added to all current and previous years’ rates outstanding on the day following the last date for payment of the fifth instalment (as described above).

See also: Water Meter Information