What is a water meter?
A water meter is a device which measures the amount of water supplied to your home. Meters will be placed in a meter box, which will be fitted underground on public land.
Who is metered for water?
Properties identified as receiving an 'extraordinary supply' are metered for water - everyone else pays a fixed amount as part of their annual rates invoice.
Properties identified as receiving an 'extraordinary supply' are charged a fixed amount in their rates for their ‘ordinary supply’ and in addition will be charged based on the volume of water consumed over and above the allocated annual consumption of 292m3 per household or separately used or inhabited part (SUIP). (PDF, 974 Kb)
Those customers who are metered for water are billed in December and June, however, extremely high users (such as industrial users) are billed monthly.
Waitomo District Council also installs water meters on properties as required to determine water balance requirements.
How can I pay my water bill?
Direct Debit (EasyPay)
Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your Council bills – you don’t have to worry about organising payment, we simply deduct the amount owing from your account when it is due. Contact us for a direct debit form and the details required for your property.
Payments can be made using internet banking. Contact us for the reference details required for your property.
Payments can also be made using Telephone Banking. If you wish to set up Telephone Banking please contact us to ensure you use the correct code and account reference.
Water bills can be paid in person at the WDC Office. We accept payment by EFTPOS, credit card, as well as by cash or cheque.
Cheques can be mailed to WDC, PO Box 404 Te Kuiti 3941. Please enclose your remittance advice slip to ensure that your payment is correctly identified. A receipt can be mailed to you at your request. Please do not post cash.