Water Services Fees and Charges 2018/19

​​Stormwater and Wastewater

Council allows approved contractors to install new stormwater and wastewater connections. The property owner is required to negotiate a price with the approved contractor. Before the installation can commence, the owner of the property or the approved contractor must apply in writing to Council and an administration fee is payable. The application will take ten days to assess and, once approved by Council, the invoice must be paid before the connection is installed. Council or its agent must inspect the connection at the time of installation and connection to Council’s stormwater or sewerage system.

​Stormwater Connections
​The fee for a domestic connection is set for a standard 100mm connection.
Administration Fee to cover costs associated with a connection to stormwater where there is an existing lateral​ $220
​Installation of a new 100mm lateral into an underground main by Council contractor (includes administration fee) ​$1,375
​Installation fee for a new 100mm into a kerb channel or open drain by Council contractor (includes administration fee)

​ $750

​Wastewater Connections
​National Park, Taumarunui, Ohakune, Raetihi, Waiouru, Rangataua and Pipiriki - ​ ​
​Administration Fee to cover costs associated with a connection to wastewater where there is an existing lateral​ $220 ​
​Installation of a new 100mm lateral by Council contractor (includes administration fee)​ $1865 ​
Connection Fee for Manunui, Hikurangi Terrace, Ruapehu Crescent, Tarrangower Avenue, Manson Street, Hall Street and Corlett Street (includes administration fee)​ $630 ​
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Discharge of Wastewater ​
​At approved manholes per 5,000 litre tanker ​​ $185
​At approved manholes other volumes – per m3 ​$38

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​Professional Services – Stormwater and Wastewater
​​External Professionals ​At Cost + 12.5%
​Disconnection Fee per disconnection​​​ $344

​​​Note on Connections:
The following installation fees apply to property located within 20 metres of a stormwater system or wastewater main (as appropriate). The installation fees for a property located at a distance greater than 20 metres from the stormwater system or wastewater main will increase by $74 for each additional metre.
Any stormwater or wastewater connection larger than 100mm is considered extraordinary and
will be charged on the basis of actual costs for each particular connection. (Legislation allows
for rates to be collected from any property that is able to be connected to a service line.)​ ​

Water Supply

​Water Supply 2015/16

​​​Note on Connections:
The following installation fees apply to property located within 20 metres of a water main. The
installation or connection fees for a property located at a distance greater than 20 metres from the water main will increase by $56 for each additional metre. Any connection other than 20mm is
considered extraordinary and will be charged on the basis of actual costs for each particular connection. (Legislation allows for rates to be collected from any property that is able to be connected to a service line.) ​

Water Supply - Council-Approved Contractor ​
​Only Council’s contractor may install new water supply connections. Before the installation
can commence, the property owner must apply in writing to Council and the application will
take 10 days to assess. Once approved by Council the relevant fees must be paid before the
connection is installed. ​
National Park, Taumarunui, Manunui, Piriaka, Ohura, Ohakune, Raetihi and Waiouru
​Administration fee to cover costs associated with a connection by an approved contractor​$220
​Installation fee to install and connect to a new 20mm lateral by an approved contractor
(includes administration fee)
​ $1,500
Owhango - Rural
​Administration fee to cover costs associated with a connection by an approved contractor ​$220
​Base connection fee ​$3,400
​Plus house connection fee​$1,500
​Plus a late connection fee for applicants who are within the reticulated area and who did not join the scheme originally ​$21 per hectare
​OR
​Administration fee to cover costs associated with a connection by an approved contractor​$225
​Based on an estimate of the maximum 24 hour water requirements (as assessed by the MAF recommended stock water usage figures) ​$1per litre/24 hours
​Plus house connection fee ​$1,500
​Plus a late connection fee for applicants who are within the reticulated area and who did not join the scheme originally​$21per hectare
Owhango - Urban
​Administration fee to cover costs associated with a connection by an approved contractor ​$220
​Water connection fee for connection to the urban water reticulation system located at
Owhango
​$1,500
​Notes on Owhango Water Scheme:
1.    The base connection fee for all rural connections shall be the greater 
       of  either $2,500 or $0.90/litre/24 hours for estimated stock use, plus $1,000 per house.
2.Rural connections shall be for all property owned by an applicant within the area that the
       application is made for.
3.    Land already included in the Scheme that is subdivided shall pay a house connection
       (and costs associated with making such connection) for each additional lot formed.
4.    All farms or rural subdivisions must have a storage tank capable of storing the 24 hour calculated
       volume from which the property or properties is to be supplied.
5.    Council has the right of access to inspect at all times the water service from the main to the tank
        and to install a flow restrictor if necessary.
6.     The $1,000 house connection refers to all urban subdivisions.
7.     Blocks equal to or less than 4.047 ha (10 acres) that are zoned rural but are situated such that a
        connection would be off the rural supply as the most appropriate solution, will be regarded as
        urban properties when a connection fee has to be applied ​

 

Professional Services – Water Supply
​External Professionals ​At Cost + 12.5%

 

​Water Supply - Connection/Disconnection/Location Fees ​ ​
​Disconnection Fee​​$380
​​Meter Testing Fee​​$190
​Reconnection Fee​$720
​​Toby Location Fee​​$58
​Backflow service fee, which excludes price of service kit which will be purchased at market rates and vary according to unit type and size

Note 1: Unless specified differently in this document, all fees and charges include Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Note 2: Where a set charge or fee is inadequate to recover the cost of the service or is not otherwise specified, a charge may be made to recover the actual and reasonable costs of the service.

Page reviewed: 01 Oct 2018 4:00pm