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Water Rates


What are Water Rates?

Water rates help to pay for water collection and treatment facilities, our water distribution network and water conservation measures.

Almost all properties within Tauranga City Council’s boundaries are charged for water by meter.  Meters encourage a responsible attitude to water use and mean fair sharing of the cost of water supply.  Those who use less pay less.  Reducing demand not only reduces the cost of treating water needlessly - it also has a big impact on how much money needs to be spent on new treatment plants, pipes and reservoirs.  This is a big saving for the whole community.

How to read a water meter

Calculate your water usage


Last Reviewed: 31/08/2016