Water bills have shot up
Hefty water price rises ( Sound Telegraph 5/9) are affecting every household, including the most vulnerable, since the adoption of bi-monthly billing.
In 2012-13, the last annual bill, my water rates and water consumption bill was $841.
I draw an average of 100 litres per day from the system.
This fiscal year, my annual bill will be $1276, a rise of 55 per cent in six years. Australian pensions are linked to average weekly earnings.
In 2012, the base single pension was $18,077 a year. Today it is $21,481 or a rise of 20 per cent over the same time period.
Access to clean water is a basic human right. It should not be used as an indiscriminate form of taxation based on the gross rental value of your dwelling.