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Water, Sewerage and Stormwater Drainage Charges

The prices council charges for water, sewerage and stormwater drainage services are regulated by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) and are detailed in IPART’s Determination No. 2, 2013 - Gosford City Council Prices –1 July 2013 to June 2017.

You can also ​refer to council's complete list of Fees and Charges.

Changes to the price structure

IPART has recently made changes to the structure of some water and sewerage prices to improve consistency and cost-reflectivity.

The key changes include:

•  Customers in multiple dwelling properties will now pay service charges based on the number of dwellings, rather than charges based on the property’s water meter size. Multiple dwelling properties include blocks of flats, dual occupancies and individually metered non-residential units. This change increases consistency with equivalent strata properties;
•  Council’s sewage discharge factors are now applied to the non-residential sewerage service charge (except 20mm meters); and
•  A sewerage usage discharge allowance of 150 kilolitres per year before the sewage usage charge is applied.

Most customers (e.g. single residential households) will not be affected by the price structure change.

There will, however, be a change in bill appearance for all customers. All customers will now have water service charges and sewerage service charges presented on the water account, rather than on the rates notice. Stormwater drainage charges will continue to be presented on the rates notice.

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