water charges in hervey bay

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by phan, 11th Dec, 2007.

  1. phan

    phan Member

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    I'm going through the management agreement and the reasonable amount of water was filled with 120klts for every 4 months, it's 1kl/day I have to pay for the tenant. It seems too high for me so I phone the widebay water whom in charge of water billing (after I already search all the related posts in ss), and the guy say average water usage in the area is 600-700ltrs/day and 80klts/4month will give tenant plenty to use, but the agent still insists. How do you know how much water is a reasonable amount? and what the agent bases on to decide how much is reasonable? ta.
     
  2. Bazza

    Bazza Time to buy

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    Hi Phan,

    We allow 120kl every six months which we feel is reasonable. Anything over that and the user pays.

    The Gold Coast City Council said a few weeks ago that the average household here uses 600l per day but I guess it depends on the size of the tenants family.

    Cheers,

    Bazza
     
  3. Tania

    Tania Member

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    600 Litres a day for the average household in SE Qld would be about right.

    Since Target 140 the average in SE Qld has dropped to around 127 Litres per person a day.

    Every little drop saved helps i guess.
     
  4. phan

    phan Member

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    Thanks Tanya and Bazza.
    I crossed out 120kl, put in 80kl/4months, sent back to the agent and they went ahead without a fuss :rolleyes: Don't know why they told me about unable to change water charge amount :D