Wastewater Network Charges

General Rules Applying in Respect of Wastewater Charges

  • Where trade waste is discharged or measured separately from domestic waste, both trade waste and pan charges will be applied cumulatively.  Where the waste streams are combined, the pan charges shall apply and act as a credit against the trade waste charges, so that only the trade waste charges in excess of the pan charge shall be payable.

Wastewater Network Charges


Charges from 1 July 2017

(incl GST)

Physical Connection per property


Except where the physical connection to the main is between the property boundary and the adjacent curb

Actual costs associated with connection plus administration costs 




Wastewater Network Charges for Nelson City Council properties

Charges from 1 July 2017

(incl. GST)

The Council provides wastewater services to some properties within the Nelson City Council boundaries,

and accordingly charges for these services are made separately, but on the same basis as for Tasman District Council ratepayers as follows:

First water closet or urinal
Second to tenth water closet or urinal
Eleventh and subsequent water closet or urinal


Trade Waste Discharges
Charges from 1 July 2017 (incl GST)

Annual (or part there-of) trade waste

administration/inspection charge

Registered trade-waste activity


Trade-waste permit (includes temporary permits)




Trade waste conveyance and treatment charges

Registered trade-waste activity


Trade waste permit

(calculated on an annual basis and includes temporary permits)



See Trade Waste Permit Charges table below

* A 50% discount of the annual trade waste charge will apply to registered trade waste activities where the business activity is subject to a separate and concurrent Council licencing process; namely food premises and hairdressers.

Trade Waste Permit Charges

Charges from 1 July 2017
(incl GST)


$0.45 /m3/pa

Five-day Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5)

$0.97 /kg/pa

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

$0.12 /kg/pa

Total Suspended Solids (TSS)

$1.48 /kg/pa

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)

$3.84 /kg/pa

Total Phosphorus (TP)

$2.14 /kg/pa

Policy on Remission of Rates for School Wastewater Charges

The objectives of this policy are to provide relief and assistance to educational establishments in paying wastewater charges.