How CWMS is funded

Council charges property owners connected to CWMS an annual service charge in their rates bill to fund the:

  • operation, maintenance and renewal of the network
  • renewal and upgrade of the mains
  • routine pump outs of septic tanks
  • service support
  • fees charged by SA Water to accept wastewater into their system for treatment
  • costs associated with depreciation, capital and risk.

Residents connected to CWMS do not pay SA Water sewer fees.

All CWMS charges collected by Council are used to keep the system operational for current and future users of the system.

Difficulty paying CWMS fees

If you are on a low or fixed income, or experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for state government assistance through the cost-of-living concession and /or the sewerage concession. For more information visit SA Government - concessions