Water entitlement charge 2-part tariff
The water entitlement charge for your unregulated river or groundwater licence can be billed under a 1 or 2-part tariff. This billing structure provides an incentive for you to meter or have your water take assessed. Regulated river licence holders are all required to meter their water usage and are billed for a 2-part tariff.
If you are charged a 1-part tariff for your entitlement charge, full entitlement water take is assumed and you will not be billed a water take charge. If you are charged a 2-part tariff for your entitlement charge, you will also be billed for a water take charge and the relevant water take reading/assessment or meter servicing charge.
For more information about charges go to:
WaterNSW issues DPI Water bills on our behalf.
You will automatically be charged a 2-part tariff if:
- your licence has been assigned an entitlement in megalitres or shares during the billing period, and
- your licence is a regulated river water access licence, or
- WaterNSW or DPI Water records show that your water take was metered or assessed during the billing period, and
- your unregulated river water or groundwater entitlement licence was approved for a 2-part tariff by 1 July of the billing year.
You will automatically be charged a 1-part tariff if:
- your licence has been assigned an entitlement in megalitres or shares or was allocated water during the billing period
- WaterNSW or DPI Water records show that your water take was not metered or assessed during the billing period
- your unregulated river water or groundwater entitlement licence was not approved for a 2-part tariff by 1 July of the billing year.
Unregulated river and aquifer access (groundwater) licence holders can apply to be charged a 2-part tariff if you can provide us with satisfactory evidence of your water take during the entire billing period.
Complete the 2-part tariff application form (PDF 520 KB) and return it to us. We will make a determination and advise you in writing if your application was approved.
If your application is successful:
- you cannot revert to a 1-part tariff
- the 2-part tariff will be charged for the next financial year commencing 1 July
Having your water take assessed
Metering your water take is the best way to determine how much water you used during the billing period and provide us with evidence of your water use. Metering your water take will also provide you with accurate, real time information you can use to improve your water efficiency and achieve cost savings. However, if you wish to receive a 2-part tariff it may be possible for us or WaterNSW to assess your water take using other means.
Contact us for more information.