First home buy­ers luck

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE | LOCAL LIFE -

IMAG­INE win­ning a com­pe­ti­tion you didn’t even know you were en­tered into and that prize was worth $1500.

That’s what hap­pened for Bells Creek cou­ple Emma Abell and Cyle Rhodes.

The new home own­ers had moved into their house about a month be­fore re­ceiv­ing the call from Uni­ty­wa­ter to say they’d won the com­pe­ti­tion, giv­ing them free wa­ter and sew­er­age ser­vices for a year.

“We were stoked! We weren’t even aware of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“We hadn’t re­ceived a Uni­ty­wa­ter bill yet and we won’t have to pay one for a whole year,” said Emma.

Emma said the cou­ple re­cently brought home minia­ture dachs­hund Archie and joked they “got him for free” as the money would have oth­er­wise been spent on their bills.

“We were get­ting him any­way, but it’s nice that we don’t have to pay for our wa­ter for a while,” she said.

The Caloun­dra win­ner said it was eas­ier to re­ceive bills by email as all the pa­per­work was in one place.

Uni­ty­wa­ter ex­ec­u­tive man­ager cus­tomer and com­mu­nity Kather­ine Gee said more than 133,000 cus­tomers had signed up to re­ceive their bills elec­tron­i­cally.

“Cus­tomers can view their ac­count on­line at any time and it’s se­cure, con­ve­nient and mo­bile,” said Ms Gee.

“Plus, go­ing pa­per­less is a great way to help the en­vi­ron­ment.

“For those who are wor­ried they might for­get to pay their bill, we have a re­minder ser­vice which is ac­ti­vated on the date the bill is due if it hasn’t al­ready been paid.”

To sign up, visit uni­ty­wa­­per­less

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