Wastewater - Fees & Charges

Wastewater - Water running down a garden drain.

Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2024/2025 financial year, from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025, are available below. These fees and charges were consulted on as part of the Long Term Plan 2024-2044 (LTP) and were adopted by Council on 12 June 2024.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates.

Where unusual circumstances justify, eg more than two connections, additional fees may apply. The application fee also includes water connections.

   2024/25 Fees
(from 1 July 2024)
Application Fee - Per Connection / Disconnection (for water and / or sewer) up to two $220.50
Connection / Disconnection to Network Invoiced at cost
Septage - Tanker Loads $45.00 per m3


Trade Waste

  2024/25 Fees
(from 1 July 2024)
Trade waste discharge volume to Wastewater Sewer: Retic cost per m3 of flow $1.19
Suspended Solids (SS): Cost of treating SS per kg per m3 $1.25
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD): Cost of treating COD per kg per m3 $0.55
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN): Cost of treating TKN per kg per m3 $2.20
Trade Waste Administrative Charges
Compliance monitoring (per hour plus consumables - see laboratory charges) $167.00
Trade waste application fee (permitted) (includes the first 1.5 hours, $167.00 per hour thereafter) $251.00
Trade waste application fee (controlled / conditional) (includes the first 2.5 hours, $167.00 per hour thereafter) $418.00
Inspection for non-compliance $251.00
Temporary discharge application and discharge fee (includes the first hour, $167 per hour thereafter, based on risk) $167.00