Water Pricing

Although Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils have separate water and sewerage prices the overall pricing structures and philosophies for both Councils are determined by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

IPART sets prices for a range of government monopoly services including water, public transport, gas and electricity charges.

Where do our water and sewerage charges go?

Water and Sewerage charges allow us to:

  • Make system improvements to the water supply and sewerage system
  • Treat drinking water to Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and deliver it to properties through our network of water mains
  • Maintain and operate an extensive network of water and sewerage assets
  • Ensure that sewage is safely transported away from properties
  • Accept treat and dispose of wastewater to current environmental standards.
CouncilGosford City CouncilWyong Shire Council
Properties connected to water 70,000 Over 62,000
Properties connected to sewer 69,000 Over 60,000
Wastewater removed and treated each year 11 billion litres 12-13 billion lites
Water mains covereage 1,000km 1,200km
Sewerage network coverage 1,500km 1,200km
Assets under Council management
  • 2 water treatment plants
  • 34 reservoirs
  • 2 sewage treatment plants
  • over 180 sewage pump stations
  • 1 water treatment plant
  • 29 reservoirs
  • 6 sewage treatment plants
  • over 140 sewage pump stations