Water and Wastewater

Water and Meter rates

Abbreviations: CRU - Connected Rating Unit  m3 - Cubic Metre

*These figures are current at 1 July 2021. Council reserves the right to revise any of the fees and charges at any time, including the right to add further fees and charges to cover actual and reasonable costs as Council sees fit.

For more information please visit Water and Wastewater page.

On-demand 

Zone Water rates (per CRU) Metre Rate (per m3) Metre Rate Credit (m3)
Kurow $594.00 $0.52 1142
Oamaru - Oamaru supply
$240.00 $1.19 202
Oamaru - Oamaru Reticulation $227.00 $1.19 202
Omarama $624.00 $0.96 650
Otematata
$482.00 $0.52 927
Waihemo $824.00 $1.19 692

Restricted

Zone Water rates (per CRU) Metre Rate (per m3) Metre Rate Credit (m3)
Bushy Creek (closed to new applications) $186.00 $1.19 692
Duntroon $627.00 $1.19 692
Lake Ohau $320.00 $1.19 692
Lower Waitaki $595.00 $1.19 692
Oamaru - including Kakanui, Weston/Enfield, Herbert,/Waianakarua & Hampden/Moeraki Zones $559.00 $1.19 692
Oamaru - Hampden/Moeraki Domestic Unit $439.00 $1.19 692
Oamaru - Kakanui Crib (closed to new applications) $439.00 $1.19 692
 Stoneburn $352.00 $1.19 692
 Waihemo - including Palmerston, Dunback and Goodwood Zones $824.00 $1.19 692

Supplies managed by Corriedale Water Management Ltd.

Zone Water rates (per CRU)
Awamoko $530.00
Kauru hill $445.00
Tokarahi $421.00
Windsor $416.00

Water Connections

Fees and charges applicable at the time of application may include:

  • The application processing fee
  • Officer time taken in the processing, liaison, research and determination of the application

Charges applicable at the time of connection may include :

  • Payment to the Council for the cost of the physical works, including administration and management of those works (or any set fee to cover such costs, as are required to provide the connection)
  • A development contribution charge determined in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002
  • A financial contribution charge determined in accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991
  • Officer time for processing, liaison, research, design and design review, coordination, supervision and record-taking associated with the connection.

Connections - On-demand

Activity 2021/22 charges(incl GST)
Standard Connection 20 mm 2430.00
Standard Connection 20 mm with meter 2600.00
Disconnection fee 670.00
Water meter installation (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost

Connections - Restricted

Activity Basis for charge 2021/22 charges(incl GST)
Restrictor change (physical costs)   460.00
Quoted works for connection   Quoted

Wastewater rates

Zone Sewage rates (per pan, incl GST)
Duntroon - Closed to new applications 93.00
Kurow 239.00
Lake Ohau - 50% remission on DC does not apply 312.00
Moeraki - if paying availability rate 50% off DC applies 896.00
Oamaru - includes Kakanui and Weston 187.00
Omarama 332.00
Otematata 284.00
Palmerston 365.00

 Trade Waste

Activity Basis for charge 2021/22 charges (incl GST)
Annual minimum charge
979.00
Collection Per litre/second 2,740.00
Treatment Per kg BOD per day 211.00
Monitoring Per year 2,355.00
Tankered Trade Waste Per year (for each access key) 10,000.00

Wastewater connections

*Urban (town)

Activity 2021/22 charges (incl GST)
 Standard new 110mm connection 670
New 150mm connections Cost plus 10%
Disconnection 2630.00

Engineering costs

Activity 2021/22 charges(incl GST)
Engineer hourly 120.00
Senior Engineer hourly charge 180.00

Other fees and charges

Activity 2021/22 charges(incl GST)
Administration hourly charge 80.00
Bulk Water per m3 5.00
Water Supply system inspection (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost 
Water meter installation (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost
Backflow prevention device installation, and maintenance (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost
Backflow Preventer Inspection / testing 280.00
Remedying damage to water supply system following a breach of the Waitaki District Council Water Supply Bylaw 2014 (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost
Reinstating water supply following a breach of the Waitaki District Council Water Supply Bylaw 2014 (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost

Development Contribution - Water supply

  • HEU - Household Equivalent Unit; CRU - Connected rating unit
  • Development Contributions, as specified in the 2018/2028 LTP. Rating levies, as specified in the 2021/2022 annual Plan.
  • Rates include GST.

On-demand 

Zone DC charge (per HEU)
Kurow 2408.10
Oamaru (including Oamaru supply and Oamaru Reticulation) 7263.40
Omarama 8485.80
Otematata 8353.60
Waihemo 3944.50

Restricted

Zone  Unit Size (m3/day) DC charge (per UNIT of water/day)
Bushy Creek ( closed to new application)  1.8 Closed for new applications
Duntroon 1.8 561.00
Lake Ohau - if paying availability rate ($182.00), 50% off DC applies 0.6 18,874.30
Lower Waitaki 1.8 4,790
Oamaru ( including Kakanui, Weston/Enfield. Herbert/Waianakarua & Hampden/Moeraki Zones) 1.8 7,263.40
Oamaru - Hampden/Moeraki Domestic Unit 0.9 3,631.70
Oamaru - Kakanui Crib (closed to new applications) 0.9 Closed for application
Stoneburn 1.0 7,771.70
Waihemo - including Palmerston, Dunback & Goodwood Zones 1.8 3,944.50
Waihemo - including Palmerston, Dunback & Goodwood Zones 0.9

Supplies managed by Corriedale Water Management Ltd.

Zone DC charge (per UNIT of water/day)
Awamoko 7,791.50
Kauru hill 10,451.40
Tokarahi 6,230.70
Windsor 8,377.30

Development Contribution - Wastewater

Zone DC charge (per HEU, incl GST)
Duntroon - Closed to new applications -
Kurow 609.50
Lake Ohau - 50% remission on DC does not apply 11.50
Moeraki - if paying availability rate 50% off DC applies 5462.50
Oamaru - includes Kakanui and Weston 3795.00
Omarama 1575.50
Otematata 2173.50
Palmerston 2449.50