Water Rates

Water By Volume Charge

There are a few communities on the Coromandel Peninsula that are metered and charged a "water by volume charge" and a fixed charge*. These towns are listed below:

  • Thames
  • Pauanui
  • Whitianga
    $1.55 (commercial and industrial only)
  • Coromandel
  • Thames Valley
  • Special Reading Fee

*Charge per Cubic Metre (1000 litres) and inclusive of GST

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 $1.30 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 293 in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (most communities have a fixed charge, regardless of whether they are metered or not).