Water By Volume Charge There are a few communities on the Coromandel Peninsula that are metered & charged a "water by volume charge" and a fixed charge. These towns are listed below: Charge per Cubic Metre (1000 litres) and inclusive of GST Thames $1.27 Pauanui$1.27 Whitianga$1.27(commercial and industrial only) Coromandel$1.27 Special Reading Fee $35.00 Thames Valley$1.27 * Extraordinary Water Users as set out in the Schedule of Fees and Charges. For more information see our Fees and Charges section. Excess Water Usage Ratepayers using in excess of 50,000 cubic meters per annum are charged at $1.00 per cubic meter. Fixed Charge The fixed charge is like a lines charge on your electricity bill, it pays for how the water gets to your house (pipes and pumps etc). To find your fixed charge, go to page 148 in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (most communities have a fixed charge, regardless of whether they are metered or not).