Water Efficiency Certificate

If you are a landlord or owner of a home and you're preparing to rent this home out, there are a few factors that you should consider with regards to passing on the full cost of water to your tenant. The easiest way to do this is to contact Moyle Plumbing and Gas Fitting and obtain a Water Efficiency Certificate, QLD.

Water charging as stated by the RTA (Residential Tenancies Authority)

Property Managers or owners are allowed to pass on the full water consumption costs provided: 

  • the rental property is individually metered (or water is delivered by vehicle), and

  • the rental property is water efficient, and

  • the tenancy agreement states the tenant must pay for the water consumption

Is your property Water Efficient?

Rental properties are considered water efficient if certain water fixtures and taps meet the standards listed below.

  • All internal cold water taps, except those service the bath and dishwasher, deliver a maximum of 9 liters of water per minute.

  • Shower heads are to have a maximum flow rate of 9 litres per minute.

  • Toilets are to be dual flush, with the maximum flush full flush 6.5 litres, and the maximum for the half flush 3.5 liters per flush. (Basing the average of 1 full flush and 4 half flushes)

Moyle Plumbing & Gas Fitting can help you meet the minimum water efficient standards required by inspecting your property and updating if required.

To obtain a Water Efficiency Certificate, Qld Moyle Plumbing & Gas Fitting will -

       1    inspect the home for any water leaks
       2    take a water meter reading
       3    install flow restrictors or aerators to existing taps or spouts
       4    repair leaking taps or hot water valves
       5    make sure the existing toilet pan & cistern are compatible & have the correct recommended flush
       6    Completing a Water Efficient Certificate - WELS report

Moyle Plumbing & Gas Fitting service the Northern Gold Coast corridor, Logan City a d Beenleigh Districts. If you require any more information or would like to book a water efficiency inspection, please give us a call on 07 38077327.

For more information on charging your tenants full water use, visit the RTA website.

Cheryl Moyle