Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 11 July 2020 at 20:16)
194   Basis of levying service charges
(1)  For the purposes of section 314 of the Act, a water supply authority may levy service charges according to one or more of the following bases—
(a)  on the basis of the availability of the service (the access component),
(b)  on the basis of the usage of the service (the usage component).
(2)  The access component may vary according to any of the following—
(a)  the size of the water meter registering water supply to the land,
(b)  the nominal size of the water supply service pipe supplying water to the land,
(c)  the cost of providing the service, as assessed by the water supply authority,
(d)  the classification of the land, as determined by the water supply authority under this Subdivision.
(3)  The usage component may vary—
(a)  in the case of a water service charge, according to the volume of water supplied to the land concerned, or
(b)  in the case of any other service charge, according to the degree of use of the service, as assessed by the water supply authority.
(4)  For the purposes of subclause (2)(b), the nominal size of a water supply service pipe supplying water to land is—
(a)  the nominal size of the pipe at the point where it joins the water meter registering water supply to the land, or
(b)  if there is no such water meter the nominal size of the pipe at the point where it joins the water supply authority’s water main.
(5)  In this clause, nominal size has the same meaning as nominal size (DN) has in the document entitled AS/NZS 3500:2003, Plumbing and Drainage, as in force from time to time, published by Standards Australia.