All properties with access to Western Water's water, recycled water and/or sewer network attract service availability charges.
What you might not see when you buy a block of land is that Western Water has:
- upgraded water and sewer treatment plants to handle additional demand
- installed valves, tanks and pump stations between your property and the treatment plants
- put water and sewer pipelines in the ground so you're ready to connect when you build.
Like roads and footpaths, these are shared community assets. We maintain them around the clock, even if you're not yet connected. That's why all property owners, including those who haven't yet built their homes, pay service availability charges.
Once you connect, you will be charged fees for the water that you use.