Water Utility Fees & Charges

Trade Waste

For variable operating costs associated with the conveyance, treatment and disposal of large volume trade waste discharges for properties that discharge more than 100 cubic metres (m3) of effluent per day through the city wastewater system:

  • $0.08238 per kg Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) discharged, plus
  • $0.25283 per kg Total Suspended Solids (TSS) discharged.

Please note: There are additional rates associated with trade waste. Please contact the Council's Infrastructure Team for more information on 06 349 0001.

Tankered Waste

For tankered waste discharged to the city wastewater system:

  • $9.90 per m3 effluent discharged

Utility Connections

Wastewater

All urban and rural wastewater connections are arranged directly with a Whanganui District Council approved contractor under an approved Utility Connection Permit.

Stormwater

All urban stormwater connections are arranged directly with a Whanganui District Council approved contractor under an approved Utility Connection Permit.

Water

All domestic water connections are arranged directly with a Whanganui District Council approved contractor under an approved Utility Connection Permit.

Rural water connections are charged at cost and are arranged and installed by Whanganui District Council.

Commercial and industrial water connections that require metering or backflow are charged at cost and arranged by Whanganui District Council.

Approved utility connection contractor register

Find an approved utility connection contractor here(PDF, 495KB) 

Rural Infrastructure Access Fees – Water

Connection  Amount  Capital Contribution
Fordell
Residential Actual cost $2,200.00
Rural Actual cost $77.00 per ha
Dairy Actual cost $77.00 per ha
Application Form(PDF, 291KB)  
Maxwell  
Domestic Actual cost -
Rural Actual cost -
Dairy Actual cost -
Horticulture Actual cost -
Application Form(PDF, 293KB)  
Westmere  
Domestic Actual cost -
Rural Actual cost -
Rural, calf rearing Actual cost -
Dairy Actual cost -
Horticulture Actual cost -
Application Form(PDF, 270KB)  

 

 For more information about the utilities fees and charges, please contact the Council's Infrastructure Team on 06 349 0001