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Your business water supplier will be a licenced company that supplies water services to business customers.
Business water rates
Business water rates include the wholesale water rates and retail fees invoiced by your business water supplier for the water services they are providing.
Default water tariff
If you have never switched from your original water supplier, you will be charged out-of-contract rates known and placed on a default water tariff.
A business premises that can use the open water market to switch business water suppliers.
This is a charge invoiced by your water supplier for meter readings, invoicing and excellent customer service.
Return to sewerage allowance
A calculation used by your business water supplier to work out the volume of water returned to the sewers based upon the volume of potable water used measured by your water meter.
A smart meter will automatically send your water usage to your business water supplier.
Supply Point ID (SPID)
A SPID is a ten-digit code to find your water supply points. This is a common term used within the water industry.
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Wholesale water rates
Wholesale water rates are for local maintenance, water and sewerage charges.