Water and sewerage price adjustments for 2018-19 will be capped at 1.9 per cent on average to reflect the Consumer Price Index (CPI), SA Water has announced.

For the average metropolitan residential customer, this will mean a combined water and sewerage bill increase of around $23.

“SA Water has been able to keep next year’s water and sewerage price increases to CPI,” said South Australian Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs.

“South Australian households are facing a number of cost of living pressures, from rising energy bills to unjustified council rate hikes.

“The Marshall Liberal Government has a strong reform agenda that will help ease the cost of living for South Australian households and lower costs for businesses.”

SA Water’s water and sewerage revenues for the 2016-20 regulatory period are subject to four-year total revenue caps set by independent regulator the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA).
 

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