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Changes to water charging structure


Water is presently charged at $26 per 1,000 gallons which intentionally covers the cost of water consumed together with non-revenue water used in the amenity areas such as the pools and gardens. The Board has determined that non-revenue water costs shall be more fairly distributed across the community and the cost per gallon of consumed water be lowered.

Effective July 1, 2013 water will be charged to all units (vacant lots, homes and condominiums) on the following basis:

  • $20 per month service fee (billed quarterly, irrespective of whether or not a meter is installed), plus
  • $20 per 1,000 gallons ($0.20 per gallon, where applicable)

Including the service charge, the average cost per gallon will be less than under the present pricing structure where consumption exceeds 10,000 gallons per quarter.

The following fees associated with a water account remain unchanged:

  • All accounts require a $250 deposit which is refundable (less any outstanding charges) when the water account is closed.
  • New supplies are subject to a $200 new installation charge (the meter remains the property of the Association).
  • Connections and reconnections are subject to a $25 charge.

2 replies on “Changes to water charging structure”

This would seem to fly in the face of all modern charging practices for scarce resource usage by moving away from a simple usage based policy, and penalising those who make little or know demand on this resource in favour of those who use much of it. Additionally by effectively increasing the fixed charges of owning plots this change has reduced the attractiveness of ownership still further which means it will take longer for them to be sold and bought, eventually built, and then eventually be chargeable for full homeweoners dues. makes no sense.

Should this sort of change not be made the topic of widespread consultation amongst all land owners at Sandyport, both present and abroad, before being enacted?

Usury. You are taking money from lot owners for no service, and demanding $250 for the privilege!
Do you use the Bank in Cyprus for your role model?
I’m appalled at the way you have rolled this on lot owners whose land purchases have allowed you to function this far. Shame on you.
Mike Malone

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