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Water allocation - Annual transfer period

Charters Towers Regional Council is encouraging residents to check their water usage for the 2018/2019 period and decide if they need to change water tariffs.
During the annual ‘Transfer Period’, residential property owners will have until Wednesday, 7 August 2019 to make any changes. The two options are either the allocation tariff or two-part water tariff.
“On the allocation tariff, residents can use up to 750kL per annum before being charged excess
water. The two-part tariff allows residents that don’t use a lot of water to save money,” said Cr Alan Barr.
Council is yet to adopt its budget for this year however indicative costs have been provided on Council’s website.  Details on the two options are as follows:
Option 1 – Allocation Tariff
  • Users are allocated 750 kilolitres (kL) of water per annum (4 units of water), with excess applying at a rate of $1.66 per kL for all water used after 750kLs.
  • Recommended for users with consumption over 450kL per year.
Option 2 – Two Part Tariff
  • First part:  Fixed charge access (Network) fee per unit (4 units of water) – levied in advance, 50% of charge per half yearly rate notice.
  • Second part:  Usage fee based on consumption of water per kL (excess threshold applies per unit) – levied on the 1st half yearly rate notice in the year following the meter read.
  • Properties with no meter, and no connection will be charged the Access Fee only.
  • Recommended for users with consumption less than 450kL per year.
Residents can check their usage by logging into MiWater or by calling Council’s ‘Enquiry Hotline’ 07 4761 5500.
Once the transfer period has closed, residents will not have the option to change until next year’s transfer period. Residents that are happy on their current tariff won’t need to do anything.
More information can be found here, residents are able to complete a form online to make the change.
OGG 18 July 2019

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