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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).

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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