As reported in The Sunshine Coast Daily, water meter readings have begun across the Sunshine Coast as Unitywater prepares to send out its second round of quarterly accounts under the new meter-reading and billing schedule.
Under the new schedule, announced earlier this year, customers receive their water supply and sewerage accounts shortly after their water meter has been read and both water usage and access fees are charged in arrears.
Unitywater executive manager in retail, Judy Bailey, said customers should now be in their regular quarterly billing cycle, with their accounts arriving every three months after their first meter reading date in 2012.
She stressed that while this would be the second account issued under the new schedule, it would differ from the first account issued earlier this year.
“The first quarterly account was a one-off transition account, covering an extended water usage period and a shorter-than-usual period for access charges, so we could bring these charges into alignment,” Ms Bailey said.
“However, this second account should have three months of access fees and water usage charges, and should be indicative of the customer’s future quarterly accounts.”
The accounts are payable within 30 days.