Starting 1 July 2016, a new water access and water usage charge system commenced, replacing the previous tier system and providing a standardised cost across the Tablelands region. Now, wherever you live within the Tablelands region, you will be charged the same price for accessing water and the same cost per kilolitre for water usage. As indicated on your previous Rate Notice, starting from 1 July 2016, any water usage will be charged at $0.56 per kilolitre. This water usage charge will be billed in the Rate Notice to be issued in February 2017 The following steps will assist you in estimating your new charges for the upcoming February 2017 Rate Notice. Step 1 - Obtain your previous water access and consumption charges for comparison. Obtain your previous Rate Notice for January to June 2016. Step A - Enter in "Water Access" charge found on the first page (A)*Please enter a value between 0 and 9999.Step B - Enter in water consumption charge (B)*Please enter a value between 0 and 9999.Total For Previous Water Charges*Amounts A and B are only from January to June. Adding amounts A + B will provide your previous water access and consumption under the old water charge system. In this example it would be $209.35 + $167.95 = $377.35 Step 2 - Estimate your new water access and consumption charges.Step C - On the back page of your Rate Notice write down your Consumption (kilolitres) (C)*Please enter a value greater than or equal to 0. An estimate of your new water access and charges.DifferenceA positive value indicates an increase in charges. 0.56 is the cost per kilolitre and $233.00 is the half yearly access charge. In this example it would be 370 * 0.56 + $233 = $440.20 If you subtract the difference of Step 2 and Step 1 you will get an indication of the amount of increase or decease in your charges. In this example it would be an increase of $62.90. i.e. $440.20 - $377.30 = $62.90. To calculate an estimated annual cost perform the same calculation on the July - December 2015 Rate Notice and add them together. What can I do to keep my consumption charges down? There are plenty of tips on saving water on the internet or visit our water conservation page for ideas. The New Water Charges Page contain additional details and FAQs.