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13 June 2013All water meters in the Waipa district will be read during June, to ensure high volume water users affected by a stepped charge are billed correctly for the year starting 1 July.
Introduced last year to encourage water conservation, the stepped charge affects those who use more than 250 cubic metres (250,000 litres) of water in a rating year. The standard cost per unit of water for the 12 months to June 2014 is 86.8 cents per cubic metre (1000 litres), rising to $1.27 for every cubic metre above 250 (GST inclusive).
“Water is a precious resource that we should all do our bit to conserve, and the stepped charge is a tool to encourage Waipa users to think about their consumption,” Service Delivery Group Manager Barry Bergin said.
To ensure the stepped charge is billed correctly for the year to June 2014, all water meters will be read during June 2013, which means some Waipa water users will get a bill outside of their usual cycle. Instead of the usual three months of water consumption, some bills may be for as little as two months or as much as four.
The normal three-monthly billing cycle will resume in August.
Anyone with questions about their water billing or consumption can contact the council on 0800 924 723.
Helpful tips on how to conserve water can be found on our website, by clicking here.