Water rates, fees and charges

Meter rates

Abbreviations: CRU - Connected Rating Unit m3 - Cubic Metre

Township Meter Rate (per m3) Rate Credit Water Supply Rate (per CRU)
Kurow $0.52 1142m3 $594
Oamaru
(includes Weston, Enfield, Kakanui, Hampden-Moeraki and Herbert-Waianakarua Zones)
$1.19 202m3 $240
Omarama $0.96 650m3 $624
Otematata
$0.52 927m3 $482
Waihemo - Palmerston Zone $1.19 692m3 $824
Lake Ohau $0.47 583m3 $274

*These figures are current at 1 July 2020. 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 Metered supplies page.

Water rates

Abbreviations:

CRU - Connected Rating Unit Unit - Quantity Supplied m3 - Cubic Metre

Water rates Rate Basis for rate
Oamaru

Oamaru Water - Supply $240 CRU
Oamaru Water - Reticulation $227 CRU
Oamaru Water Treatment Loan (excludes businesses with water meters) $92 CRU
Oamaru Water - (including Weston, Enfield, Kakanui, Hampden-Moeraki and Herbert-Waianakarua Zones) $559 CRU
Oamaru Water - Kakanui crib unit supply(closed to new applications) $439 Unit
Oamaru Water - Hampden-Moeraki domestic supply $439 Unit
Oamaru Water - metered supply - all zones $1.19 m3



Waihemo Water

Waihemo Water - (including Palmerston, Dunback & Goodwood Zones) $824 CRU
Waihemo Water- metered supply- Palmerston Zone $1.19 m3



Other Urban Water

Kurow water supply $594 CRU
Kurow metered supply $0.52 m3
Lake Ohau Village water supply $320 CRU
Lake Ohau Village - connection availability $160 SRU
Omarama water supply $624 CRU
Omarama - metered supply $0.96 m3
Otematata Water Supply $482 CRU
Otematata - metered supply $0.52 m3



Other Rural Water

Awamoko Water Supply (managed by Corriedale Water Management Ltd.) $530 Unit
Duntroon Water Supply $627 Unit
Kauru Water Supply (managed by Corriedale Water Management Ltd.) $445 Unit
Lower Waitaki Water Supply $595 Unit
Bushy CreekWater Supply (closed to new applications) $186 Unit
Stoneburn Water Supply $352 Unit
Tokarahi Water Supply (managed by Corriedale Water Management Ltd.) $421 Unit
Windsor Water Supply (managed by Corriedale Water Management Ltd.) $416 Unit

General fees and charges

New connections (including change of use):

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.
Activity Basis for charge 2020/21charges(incl GST)
Water Supply
All Disconnection fee 670.00
All Restrictor change (physical costs) 460.00
All - Standard Connection 20 mm On-demand supply 2,430.00
All - Standard Connection 20 mm Metered On-demand supply 2,600.00
All Water Supply system inspection (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost
All Water meter installation (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost
All - Non-standard connection Restricted/ Extraordinary/ other supply Actual cost
All Engineer hourly charge 120.00
All Senior Engineer hourly charge 180.00
All Administration hourly charge 80.00
All Bulk Water perm3 5.00
All Backflow prevention device installation, and maintenance (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost
All Backflow Preventer Inspection / testing 280.00
All Remedying damage to water supply system following a breach of the Waitaki District Council Water Supply Bylaw 2014 (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost
All Reinstating water supply following a breach of the Waitaki District Council Water Supply Bylaw 2014 (including scheduled contractor charge) Actual cost

Development Contributions
Awamoko Development Contribution Levy/1m3 Please refer to
Development Contributions page
Bushy Creek Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Duntroon Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Hampden/Moeraki Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Herbert/Waianakarua Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Kauru Hill Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Kurow Development Contribution Levy/HEU
Lake Ohau Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Lower Waitaki Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Oamaru (All Zones) Development Contribution Levy/HEU
Omarama Development Contribution Levy/HEU
Otematata Development Contribution Levy/HEU
Stoneburn Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Tokarahi Development Contribution Levy/1m3
Waihemo (All Zones) Development Contribution Levy/HEU
Windsor Development Contribution Levy/1m3