Government charges that affect water and sewerage prices

The Water Abstraction Charge (WAC) is a charge on those licensed to take water and is set by the ACT Government. As at July 2022 the WAC is set at $0.65 per kilolitre, which is charged to recover catchment management costs and environmental costs associated with water extraction. If you have further questions about the WAC, please contact ACT Government Treasury via

The Utilities Network Facilities Tax (UNFT) is an ACT Government charge on owners of utility network facilities, including electricity, water, sewerage, gas and telecommunications. As at June 2022, the UNFT is calculated at $1,316 per kilometre of infrastructure. More information can be found at