SA water bills to rise with inflation rate
THE average household water bill will rise by $23 over the coming year.
SA Water has announced that water and sewerage price increases for the 2018-19 year will be capped at 1.9 per cent on average, in line with inflation.
For the average metropolitan household, with a house value of $447,000 and using 184,000 litres, this will mean a combined water and sewerage bill increase of about $23.
Environment and Water Minister David Speirs said South Australian households faced multiple cost of living pressures “from rising energy bills to unjustified council rate hikes” but SA Water had kept next year’s price increases to CPI. Its revenues for the 2016 to 2020 period are subject to an overall cap set by the independent regulator, the Essential Services Commission of South Australia.
Mr Speirs said the Government would further ease costs by wiping $360 million off Emergency Services Levy bills over the next four years.