Understanding the fees and charges on your account

The following table explains the charges that may appear on your GMW accounts. Use the colour code to identify which charges apply to your accounts.

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  Irrigation
  Pump Irrigation
  Surface Diversion (Regulated)
  Surface Diversion (Unregulated)
  Groundwater
  Groundwater Shepparton
  Flood Protection
  Water Share
  Water Work

 

Fixed Charges - Usually issued in July

  Access Fee
This fee recovers the costs of ensuring water is accessed in line with management rules and plans. This includes the management of allocations, rosters, restrictions and water ordering.

 

 

        

        

        

        

 

 

 

  Additional Service Point Fee
This fee is charged for service points (meters and outlets) that are in addition to the main service point or the initial service point registered to the property. The fee recovers the costs of managing, maintaining and renewing the service points.

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

  Area Fee
This fee recovers a proportion of the costs of operating, maintaining and renewing the drainage network that services your area.

        

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Drainage Diversion Agreement Fee
This fee recovers the cost of managing access to water available in the drains.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Drainage Diversion Site Fee
This fee recovers the costs of managing, maintaining and renewing drain diversion service points.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Entitlement Storage Fee
This fee recovers the cost of operating and maintaining water storages that service your regulated river system. The costs are charged per ML of entitlement.

        

        

        

 

 

 

 

        

 

  Flood Protection Fee
The Loch Garry structure mitigates flooding for a defined area. This fee applies for each hectare in this area to recover the costs of operating and maintaining the structure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

  Infrastructure Access Fee
This fee applies to the amount of ML per day of delivery share you hold and it recovers most of the cost operating, maintaining and renewing the delivery network in your Irrigation district. The delivery network can include channels, pipes, bridges, road crossings siphons and subways.

        

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

  Local Benefit Area Fee
This fee recovers a portion of the costs of providing subsurface drainage services and is charged per hectare of land owned in the area of influence of a subsurface drainage pump.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Resource Management Fee
This fee recovers the costs of developing, managing and reviewing resource management plans for unregulated surface water and groundwater. Regulated surface water diverters do not pay this fee; instead, they pay the Entitlement Storage Fee on any water shares they hold.

 

 

 

        

        

        

 

 

 

  Service Fee
This fee recovers the administration costs of maintaining your customer records, billing and debt management. The fee applies for each service.

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

  Service Point Fee - Diversions
This Fee recovers the costs of managing compliance at each service point, measuring use and maintaining meters.

 

 

        

        

        

 

 

 

 

  Service Point Fee – Domestic & Stock
This Fee recovers the costs of operating and maintaining domestic and stock service points. The fee applies for each service point.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Service Point Fee – Irrigation
This fee recovers the costs of operating and maintaining irrigation service points in your irrigation district. The fee applies for each service point.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Subsurface Drainage Fee
This Fee recovers costs of providing subsurface drainage services.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Water Allowance Storage Fee
This fee recovers the costs of operating and maintaining the water storages that store water for supply systems in water districts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

Variable Charges - Usually issued in March or June

  Above Entitlement Storage Fee
This fee is levied to ensure customers who hold more water in storage than their entitlement volume and contribute their fair share to water storage costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Casual Infrastructure Use Fee
This fee applies to each ML of water you have delivered during the season in excess of your Annual Delivery Allowance (ADA). Your Annual Delivery Allowance is your delivery share (ML per day) multiplied by 270 for Gravity Irrigation Areas and by 365 for Pumped Irrigation Districts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Infrastructure Use Fee
This fee recovers a portion of the costs of operating, maintaining and renewing the delivery network in your Irrigation District. The fee applies per ML of water used during the season on your property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Local Benefit Water Use Fee
This fee recovers a portion of the costs of providing subsurface drainage services and is charged per ML of water used during the season to irrigate land in the area serviced by a subsurface drainage pump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Subsurface Drainage Fee
This Fee recovers costs of providing subsurface drainage services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Water Use Fee
This fee recovers a portion of the cost of operating, maintaining and renewing the drainage network in your Irrigation District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access Fee

This fee recovers the costs of ensuring water is accessed in line with management rules and plans.  This includes the management of allocations, rosters, restrictions and water ordering.

Above Entitlement Storage Fee

This fee is levied to ensure customers who hold more water in storage than their entitlement volume and contribute their fair share to water storage costs.

Additional Service Point Fee

This fee is charged for service points (meters and outlets) that are in addition to the main service point or the initial service point registered to the property. The fee recovers the costs of managing, maintaining and renewing the service points.

Area Fee

This fee recovers a proportion of the costs of operating, maintaining and renewing the drainage network that services your area.

Casual Infrastructure Use Fee

This fee applies to each ML of water you have delivered during the season in excess of your Annual Delivery Allowance (ADA). Your Annual Delivery Allowance is your delivery share (ML per day) multiplied by 270 for Gravity Irrigation Areas and by 365 for Pumped Irrigation Districts.

Drainage Diversion Agreement Fee

This fee recovers the cost of managing access to water available in the drains.

Drainage Diversion Site Fee

This fee recovers the costs of managing, maintaining and renewing drain diversion service points.

Entitlement Storage Fee

This fee recovers the cost of operating and maintaining water storages that service your regulated river system. The costs are charged per ML of entitlement.

Flood Protection Fee

The Loch Garry structure mitigates flooding for a defined area. This fee applies for each hectare in this area to recover the costs of operating and maintaining the structure.

Infrastructure Access Fee

This fee applies to the amount of ML per day of delivery share you hold and it recovers most of the cost operating, maintaining and renewing the delivery network in your Irrigation district. The delivery network can include channels, pipes, bridges, road crossings siphons and subways.

Infrastructure Use Fee

This fee recovers a portion of the costs of operating, maintaining and renewing the delivery network in your Irrigation District. The fee applies per ML of water used during the season on your property.

Local Benefit Area Fee

This fee recovers a portion of the costs of providing subsurface drainage services and is charged per hectare of land owned in the area of influence of a subsurface drainage pump.

Local Benefit Water Use Fee

This fee recovers a portion of the costs of providing subsurface drainage services and is charged per ML of water used during the season to irrigate land in the area serviced by a subsurface drainage pump.

Resource Management Fee

This fee recovers the costs of developing, managing and reviewing resource management plans for unregulated surface water and groundwater. Regulated surface water diverters do not pay this fee; instead, they pay the Entitlement Storage Fee on any water shares they hold.

Service Fee

This fee recovers the administration costs of maintaining your customer records, billing and debt management. The fee applies for each service.

Service Point Fee - Diversions

This Fee recovers the costs of managing compliance at each service point, measuring use and maintaining meters. 

Service Point Fee - Domestic and Stock

This Fee recovers the costs of operating and maintaining domestic and stock service points. The fee applies for each service point.

Service Point Fee - Irrigation

This fee recovers the costs of operating and maintaining irrigation service points in your irrigation district. The fee applies for each service point.

Subsurface Drainage Fee

This Fee recovers costs of providing subsurface drainage services.

Water Allowance Storage Fee

This fee recovers the costs of operating and maintaining the water storages that store water for supply systems in water districts.

Water Use Fee

This fee recovers a portion of the cost of operating, maintaining and renewing the drainage network in your Irrigation District.