Skip to main content

Water Tax

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what average water tax (a) lump sum figure and (b) capital value levy will be charged on domestic households in (i) Northern Ireland as a whole and (ii) each district in Northern Ireland in 2007-08; (86814)

(2) what the latest estimate is of the average water tax bill per dwelling that will be paid in 2007-08 in (a) Northern Ireland as a whole and (b) each district in Northern Ireland.

The currently available capital value data enable information to be provided on the estimated average unmeasured bills for properties throughout Northern Ireland and within each local government district. The variable charge element of the bill is based on property capital value.

The data in the following table show the estimated charges that would be payable in 2007-08—this is one-third of the full charge because charges are being phased in over three years from 1 April 2007.

Estimated average unmeasured bills for Northern Ireland domestic properties, 2007-08

Water charge

Sewerage charge

Standing

Average variable

Total water

Standing

Average variable

Total sewerage

Overall total water and sewerage charges

Northern Ireland

17

34

50

18

36

54

104

Antrim

17

31

48

18

31

50

98

Ards

17

38

54

18

40

58

112

Armagh

17

32

49

18

30

49

98

Ballymena

17

32

49

18

33

51

100

Ballymoney

17

30

47

18

31

50

97

Banbridge

17

32

49

18

31

49

98

Belfast

17

34

50

18

38

55

105

Carrickfergus

17

30

47

18

33

52

99

Castlereagh

17

39

56

18

43

62

118

Coleraine

17

36

53

18

40

58

111

Cookstown

17

34

51

18

35

53

105

Craigavon

17

27

44

18

28

47

91

Derry

17

28

45

18

31

49

94

Down

17

35

52

18

36

54

107

Dungannon

17

33

50

18

34

52

102

Fermanagh

17

32

49

18

32

51

100

Larne

17

27

44

18

28

47

91

Limavady

17

29

46

18

30

48

95

Lisburn

17

37

53

18

38

56

109

Magherafelt

17

33

50

18

35

53

104

Moyle

17

34

51

18

36

54

105

Newry and Mourne

17

36

53

18

36

54

107

Newtownabbey

17

31

48

18

34

53

101

North Down

17

44

61

18

48

66

127

Omagh

17

30

47

18

30

48

95

Strabane

17

25

42

18

26

44

87

Note: Totals might not add up due to rounding.