Water Charges

invoicing

Water charges are invoiced quarterly as follows:

quarteraccess & levy
charges
usage
charge
due by
1stin advance 01/07-30/09in arrears 01/04-30/0631 aug
2ndin advance 01/10-30/12in arrears 01/07-30/0930 nov
3rdin advance 01/01-30/03in arrears 01/10-30/1228(29) feb
4thin advance 01/04-30/06in arrears 01/04-30/0631 may

explanation of charges

Currently, PVWater employs a two component pricing structure as explained under the headings 'access charge' and 'usage charge' below. Water charges vary significantly from one Irrigation Area to the next in an effort to reflect the true cost of administration and operational costs incurred in the running of the various schemes, and the level of service provided by infrastructure.  Details behind the changes in water charges from water year to water year are contained in PVWater's annual reports, available through the "about" option in the menu situated at the left hand side of this web-page.

access charge
The 'access charge' component of the overall water charge is calculated on the Nominal Allocation volume for the Water Allocation, and is charged quarterly in advance. This is a fixed charge, applied regardless of water use, and it's rate is determined by the return required to maintain PVWater's viability based on an average water usage of 50% of the total of all water allocations distributed under PVWater's Distribution Operations Licence (DOL).

usage charge
The 'usage charge' component of the overall water charge is calculated only on water used, and is charged quarterly in arrears. The usage charge rate reflects the operational expenses incurred by PVWater through delivery of water, such as purchase, pumping, and extra maintenance costs.

current water year

2018 - 2019 water year
irrigation areaaccess
charge
$ / Ml
usage
charge
$ / Ml
Palm Tree Creek - Cattle Creek41.884.18
Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline62.627.35
Palmyra52.0133.46
Riparian37.843.04
Septimus60.2254.55
Silver/McGregor - Creeks49.7043.29
Silver/McGregor - Pipeline53.0043.29

meter replacement charges (inc.gst) ... 01/07/18 - 30/06/2019
meter sizemeter + modification of meter barrelmeter + straight pipe spools
 New outletReplace failed propeller meter
in existing stainless steel
meter barrel (50% subsidy)
New outletReplace failed propeller meter
and supply upstream and downstream mild-
steel (galvanised) pipe spools (50% subsidy)
150mm$3235.36$1617.68$3459.76$1729.88
200mm$3378.87$1689.44$3596.67$1798.34
OtherCost to be advised at time of establishment/replacement

previous water year

2017 - 2018 water year
irrigation areaaccess
charge
$ / Ml
usage
charge
$ / Ml
Palm Tree Creek - Cattle Creek43.134.10
Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline65.436.95
Palmyra52.6633.45
Riparian38.532.95
Septimus60.9854.25
Silver/McGregor - Creeks50.4342.35
Silver/McGregor - Pipeline53.7342.35