Friday, December 08, 2006

South Australia Water Pricing

The price of water is going up by about eight percent next year, not to address the water shortage, but to recover revenue, according to our glorious Treasurer. A difference of approximately $32 for the average bill. Well Whoopdydoo. That will really make people stop and think.

An Adelaide Water Economics Professor has sensibly suggested that that is fine, but excess usage needs to be slogged by hundreds of dollars of excess charges once a reasonable household allowance is used. That will force that green lawn and lush vegetation brigateto consider making investments is other capital investments such as rainwater tanks and internal plumbing rearrangements. I still they need to look at large users. I mean it is pretty bad now. What happens if there is no rain next winter?

Apparently this is one of a range of options that that the State Government are considering and that SA Water are reviewing with a view to a change in policy, sometime next year.

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