Water Services Fees

Most charges for water, stormwater and sewerage services are built into the rates for your property.

Swimming pool safety

If you have a swimming pool at home, you will be charged $52 per year.

Whakatu stormwater rate

Set on the land area of rating units defined on Council map “Whakatu Industrial Stormwater” to fund the provision of a new reticulated stormwater system to service to an area of approximately 52.2 hectares in Whakatu west.

Properties not electing to pay the lump sum option of $20,220 per hectare are liable for the 10 year option of $2,995 per hectare.

Sewage disposal

(A) A targeted rate for sewage disposal based on the number of water closets and urinals within a rating unit and based on the provision or availability to the land of the service (with the categories being “connected” and “serviceable”).  The rate will be set on a differential basis for rating units classified as “connected”, based on the use to which the land is put.

The rates for the 2016/17 year are:

(1) Connected  $228 (For the first water closet or urinal)

(2) Serviceable  $114 per rating unit

(B) A targeted rate for sewage disposal for the Waipatiki Sewage Scheme on the same basis as (A) above with the rates for the 2016/17 year being:

(1) Connected $420 (for the first water closet or urinal)
(2) Serviceable $210 per rating unit

Where connected, in the case of non-residential use, each subsequent water closet or urinal is differentiated as follows for charging purposes:

Differential category Water closets for charging purposes
Schools/Churches 0.13

Chartered Clubs / Rest Homes / Prisons / Commercial Accommodation Providers /  Hospitals / Child Care Centres

0.40
HB Racing Centre / A & P Showgrounds / RSP 0.25
All Other Non-Residential 0.80

The above factors are multiplied by the actual number of water closets or urinals and rounded up to the next full number.

Wastewater treatment

Set to fund 80% of the cost of Wastewater Treatment based on the number of water closets and urinals within a rating unit and based on the provision or availability to the land of the service (with the categories being “connected” and “serviceable”). The rate will be set on a differential basis for rating units classified as “connected”, based on the use to which the land is put.

The rates for the 2016/17 year are:

  • Connected $85 (for the first water closet or urinal)
  • Serviceable $42.50 per rating unit

Water supply

(A) A targeted rate for water supply in each water supply area based on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit and based on the provision or availability to the land of the service (with the categories being “connected” and “serviceable.

The rates for the 2016/17 year are:

Water supply area

Connected ($)

Serviceable ($)

Water Rate

Includes Hastings, Havelock North, Flaxmere, Waipatu, Haumoana/Te Awanga, Clive, Whakatu, Omahu & Paki Paki

228.00 114.00

Water Waimarama

317.00 158.50
Water Waipatiki 290.00 145.00
Water Whirinaki 205.00 102.50

(B) Water By Meter  A targeted rate for water supply that is based on the volume of water supplied to meet the cost of the extraordinary supply of water.

The rates for the 2016/17 year are:

Standard Rate 40.0 cents per cubic metre

Capital cost of supply extensions

Targeted rates to recover the capital cost of water supply and sewerage infrastructure extensions on those properties electing to connect to those services provided or made available to the land as follows:

Water supply

Whirinaki (20 year)                        $270
Durham Drive (10 year)                 $815

Sewage disposal

Waipatiki (10 year)  $1,312 
Te Mata Extension (5 year)  $1,309

Te Mata Sewer Extension (commercial connections)

Set on commercial properties within the Te Mata Sewer Extension Area provided with the sewer disposal service, calculated based on the extent of provision of the service and nature of connection to the Council reticulation system.

The targeted rate is made up of three components as follows:
1. One-off lump sum connection fee (excl GST)
Te Mata Estate (Lot 3 DP 27387)  $51,000
The Cheese Company (Lot 9 DP 3449) $35,000
Black Barn (Lot 2-3 DP 449987) $35,000

2. One-off lump sum calculated on the consented two hour peak flow discharge rate at $30,200 per litre per second with the flow rate as follows:
Te Mata Estate (1 l/sec)   $30,200
The Cheese Company (0.75 l/sec) $22,650
Black Barn (0.5 l/sec)   $15,100

3. Interest costs over a 10 year period charged at 7% and reviewed three yearly.

Total Targeted Rate per annum (inclusive of GST and Interest):
Te Mata Estate ($12,992)
The Cheese Company ($9,224)
Black Barn ($8,015)