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Wastewater fees, rates and connection charges

Wastewater fees, rates and connection charges

Section 25 of the WMA Act 2000 stipulates that:

  1. Every owner or occupier of property connected to the wastewater system shall be liable to pay such wastewater fees, charges or rates as may be prescribed.
  2. The Authority may levy on every owner of property connected to the wastewater system such connection charges as may be prescribed.
  3. Notwithstanding subsection (1) or any other provisions of this Act, every owner or occupier of premises connected to the wastewater system and who is liable to pay water charges, fees or rates to the Central Water Authority under any enactment shall pay the wastewater fees, charges or rates in such manner as may be prescribed under this Act the Ground Water Act or the Central Water Authority Act.

The wastewater tariffs are as follows:

SCHEDULE
[Regulation 3]

Consumption of water Monthly Fee
(Rs cs)
1 Living quarter for consuming−
(a) 6 cubic metres or less on first living quarter No charge
(b) 6 cubic metres or less on second or subsequent living quarter 55.00
(c) above 6 cubic metres up to 10 cubic metres 55.00
(d) above 10 cubic metres −
(i) first 10 cubic metres 7.50 per cubic metre
(ii) 11 – 20 cubic metres 9.00 per cubic metre
(iii) 21 – 50 cubic metres 20.00 per cubic metre
(iv) 51 cubic metres or more 45.00 per cubic metre
2 Business premises −
(a)(i) for water supplied by the Central Water Authority 27.00 per cubic metre
(ii) for ground water abstracted 27.00 per cubic metre
(b) minimum fee for business premises 270.00