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Blue Moon Property

Real Estate Agents Nambour Sunshine Coast 

Investment rental properties are considered water efficient if water fixtures meet the standards listed below.

Efficient Showerheads
* A  flow rate of 9 litres per minute
Dual Flush Toilets 
*A dual flush function not exceeding 6.5 litres on full flush and 3.5 litres on half flush and a maximum average flush volume of 4 litres (based on the average of 1 full flush and 4 half flushes) 
Internal taps
Cold water taps and single mixer taps (excluding bathtub taps and taps for appliances) 
*A maximum flow rate of 9 litres per minute

Water facts

  • Rental properties are considered water efficient if certain water fixtures meet standards listed in the Water efficient property page.
  • At the start of the tenancy agreement, the lessor/agent and tenant should negotiate arrangements for water charging and the frequency of charges.
  • Water billing periods are unlikely to align with tenancy agreements. It's important that the water meter reading is noted on the Entry condition report (Form 1a) when starting a tenancy, and on the Exit condition report (Form 14a) at the end of the tenancy.
  • The presence of water efficient fittings should be noted on the Entry condition report .
  • Taking a photo of the water meter at the start and end of a tenancy can help support what you have noted on the condition report forms.
  • Lessors will receive the water bill and should provide their tenants with a copy of water bills or evidence of water consumption to verify the amount to be charged. Tenants will not be billed directly by water supply authorities.
  • Tenants must be given 1 month to pay any water bill after receiving the notice from thelessor/agent.