Water Supply Meter Charges for Levin, Foxton, Shannon, Tokomaru & Ōhau
The water charges for properties with town water supply, excluding Foxton Beach, are the same for all types of properties where a water meter is in place.
Some rural properties have restricted supplies where a fixed amount of water is supplied at a continuous rate. Some of these properties are metered and are charged for water use on the same basis as any other metered connection. Council is progressively extending the coverage of meters throughout the supply area.
Each property, whether metered or not, pays an annual amount for the water supply through the property rates. This amount is given in the Annual Plan.
Metered properties are entitled to receive an "allowance" of 91m3 (91,000 litres) per quarter during each three (3) month charging period at no cost. The balance of any water use beyond the allowance is charged for at a rate per cubic meter (m3) given in the Annual Plan.
Foxton Beach Properties Only
Foxton Beach is universally metered, with Council charging for all water use at the property, as recorded by the water meter at the property boundary. The water meters are read every three months, with the first 50m³ charged out at a low rate given in the annual plan. Up to 100m³ the charge out rate is a medium rate. Any water use greater than 100m³ is charged at a higher rate. These charges are all included in the Annual Plan.
There is quarterly meter charge (even if the property is not connected).