Water bills for average WA household should be lower, WA watchdog says

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Western Australia's three State Government-owned water utilities are charging more for water than it costs them to provide, a report has found — and it has recommended changes that could save the average household $400 a year.

An Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) inquiry has found the Water Corporation, Aqwest and Busselton Water were all recovering significantly more revenue than they were spending on supplying water services, including wastewater and drainage.

Period1 Dec 2017

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  • TitleWater bills for average WA household should be lower, WA watchdog says
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date1/12/17
    DescriptionWestern Australia's three State Government-owned water utilities are charging more for water than it costs them to provide, a report has found — and it has recommended changes that could save the average household $400 a year.

    An Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) inquiry has found the Water Corporation, Aqwest and Busselton Water were all recovering significantly more revenue than they were spending on supplying water services, including wastewater and drainage.
    Producer/AuthorCharlotte Hamlyn
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-30/the-changes-that-could-save-wa-households-$400-a-year-on-water/9213656
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani