2021-22 Water Pricing

2021-22 Water Pricing

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) sets WaterNSW’s prices and has deferred rural charges for regulated, unregulated, groundwater and Fish River customers for a further three months. Existing 2020-21 Water Pricing to remain in place until 30 September 2021.

IPART has reviewed prices for WaterNSW’s Services (and those of its subsidiaries) for the 2021-22 financial year. To learn more about IPART’s reviews, view the Issues Paper and relevant details or to have your say on pricing proposals, visit IPART’s website at ipart.nsw.gov.au.

View WaterNSW's prices from 01 July 2021 to 30 June 2022:

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of NSW has made its determination of WaterNSW prices for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 for bulk water services in Greater Sydney. A copy of the determination can be located on the IPART website.

WaterNSW charges to large customers for 2021-22 * (i.e. Sydney Water Corporation)
CHARGING COMPONENT*** UNIT PRICE

Fixed Availability Charge*

$/Month

$13,531,564.71

Volumetric charge (30 day non-drought month)

$/ML

$71.92

Volumetric charge (31 day non-drought month)

$/ML

$69.60

Volumetric charge (30 day drought month)

$/ML

$86.05

Volumetric charge (31 day drought month)

$/ML

$83.27

**Volumetric charge (30 day drought month with SDP in full operation)

$/ML

$108.02

**Volumetric charge (31 day drought month with SDP in full operation)

$/ML

$103.68


* the fixed availability charge assumes one large customer in the Greater Sydney catchment area (i.e Sydney Water Corporation). If the large customer base expands during the 2020-24 determination period, then the fixed availability charge will be levied on each large customer in proportion of their share of total water delivered to large customers in the Greater Sydney catchment area.

** these are indicative charges which assumes the Sydney Desalination Plant (SDP) delivers the maximum amount per month (7,980 MLs) as per clause 3 of the determination. If the volume of water delivered by SDP is less than 7,980 MLs, then the volumetric charge is scaled down in proportion to the actual volume of water deliver by SDP. The actual volume of water delivered by SDP must be notified to WaterNSW by all large customers no later than 5 business days after the end of the relevant month.

***The indicative volumetric charges do not apply when:

  • Number of days in a month are not equal to 30 or 31
  • Number of drought days in a month are not equal to the length of the month

In these cases, the volumetric charge will be recalculated in accordance with clause 3 of the determination.

Charges are billed quarterly in arrears, payment terms for all invoices is 30 days from the date of issue. For more information on our billing terms and conditions, or if you are having difficulties paying your water bill, please refer to waternsw.com.au/payments.

WaterNSW charges to councils for 2021-22
CUSTOMER TYPE CHARGING COMPONENT UNIT PRICE

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Service Charge

Fixed Availability Charge

$/Month

$85,363.79

Bulk raw water 

Volumetric Charge
Drought Response Days*

$/ML

$63.86

Bulk raw water 

Volumetric Charge
Non-Drought Response Days

$/ML

$53.36

Shoalhaven City Council

Service Charge

Fixed Availability Charge

$/Month

$1,600.41

Bulk raw water 

Volumetric Charge
Drought Response Days*

$/ML

$63.86

Bulk raw water 

Volumetric Charge
Non-Drought Response Days

$/ML

$53.36

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Service Charge

Fixed Availability Charge

$/Month

$1,920.90

Bulk raw water 

Volumetric Charge
Drought Response Days*

$/ML

$63.86

Bulk raw water 

Volumetric Charge
Non-Drought Response Days

$/ML

$53.36

WaterNSW charges for Greater Sydney 2021-22
TYPE CHARGING COMPONENT NOMINAL DIAMETER UNIT PRICE
Service charge

Fixed Availability Charge for connection of nominal diameter

20 mm

$/Annum

$103.04

25 mm

$/Annum

$161.00

30 mm

$/Annum

$231.84

32 mm

$/Annum

$263.79

40 mm

$/Annum

$412.16

50 mm

$/Annum

$644.01

80 mm

$/Annum

$1,648.66

100 mm

$/Annum

$2,576.03

150 mm

$/Annum

$5,796.06

200 mm

$/Annum

$10,304.11

>200 mm

$/Annum

(nominal diameter)2 x 20mm charge/400

Bulk unfiltered water

Volumetric Charge

 

$/kL

$1.41 for drought response days*

$1.18 for non-drought response days

Bulk raw water

Volumetric Charge

 

$/kL

$0.81 for drought response days

$0.68 for non-drought response days


Pricing as determined by IPART.

IPART use the term ‘drought’ as a shorthand for when dam levels fall below 60%.

IPART use a ‘60/70 trigger’ for moving between non-drought and drought usage prices. That is, drought usage prices will apply 31 days after dam levels fall below 60% and would continue to apply until 31 days after dam levels are above 70%, at which the non-drought usage price would apply.

*Drought Response Day means a day that falls within a period which commences on and includes a Trigger Day and ends on and includes the day before the next Cease Day

IPART charges for Water NSW Infrastructure Pty Ltd from 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022
Access Usage
Essential Energy $67,280.98 - per day $212.52 - per ML
Non Essential Energy $20.78 - per day $0.21 - per kL

# Pricing as determined by the Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal (IPART)

Charges are billed quarterly in arrears, payment terms for all invoices is 30 days from the date of issue. For more information on our billing terms and conditions, or if you are having difficulties paying your water bill, please refer to waternsw.com.au/payments.



Dispute Resolution
If you have a dispute with any charges on your bill, please refer to our dispute resolution policy.

Hardship Policy
WaterNSW are committed to helping customers who may require affordability difficulties to keep their water flowing. If you are having difficulties paying your water bill please refer to our Debt Management Code of Practice.

Loading

96.2
Friday 25 June
0.2
2,484,588 ML
2,581,850 ML
9,070 ML
1,296 ML
4,003 ML
Friday 25 June