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See the fees and charges for Western Water services at residential properties
Residents are charged for water based on the average amount of water they use each day. Class A recycled water, where available, is charged at a flat rate.
If a tenant lives in a residential property that is individually metered, they pay for water usage.
All properties, including vacant land, that have water, recycled water and/or sewerage services available to them are charged service fees.
These fees are split across three bills each financial year.
In recent years, Western Water has offered an Efficiency Rebate to residential water usage customers as a result of delivering our services as efficiently as possible.
In 2020/21, we have reduced our fixed water and sewerage service availability charges to pass on these savings directly to property owners, and the Efficiency Rebate will no longer be applied to those bills.
For residential tenants, an Efficiency Rebate continues to apply. A rebate amount of up to $105.51 will be spread across the three bills issued during the year. A credit up to the full bill total will apply for any bills less than the rebate amount.
Melbourne Water's Waterways and Drainage Charge applies to all properties within their Waterways and Drainage Boundary.
Western Water collects the charge on behalf of Melbourne Water. The charges are split over three bills each financial year. However, those properties who do not receive Western Water services are charged the full amount once per year.
Melbourne Water uses the funds to:
For more information, visit the Melbourne Water website.
To see what work Melbourne Water is undertaking near you, click here.
In general, landlords of residential properties pay:
Tenants pay water usage charges if they occupy a property that is individually metered.