Tag Archives: water rates

Ratepayers ACT are not happy

By 12 June 2013

Peter Jansen of the Ratepayers’ Association of the ACT has shared this release with us this morning.
ACT Government interfering with Independent Water Pricing Commission?
The ACT Governments actions in having the ICRC water pricing decision delayed is inappropriate at best and an outrageous, dictatorial, blatant, & political interference at worst.
The Commission which handed down its [...]

Water prices coming down

By 26 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission has proposed a reduction in water prices in the wake of its draft report on regulated water and sewerage services:
If the prices proposed in this review were to come into effect, volumetric water prices would drop by about 17 per cent and sewerage services prices by about 24 [...]

Average water bills for a small family?

By 17 August 2011

We’ve been renting and the landlord has been paying the water bills. We’re thinking of moving to a different rental.
First question, is it normal for water to be included in the rent?
Second question, what’s a typical water bill for a small family (2 adults one young child)? We don’t water the garden….

More secure water also more expensive as prices rise

By 21 April 2011

The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission has announced it’s determination that water prices are going to be jumping 15%:
‘Increases in water and wastewater charges announced by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission reflect additional costs associated with water security projects being undertaken by ACTEW and reduced levels of demand for water over projections for the [...]

Warning – Inaccurate ACTEW bills

By 20 January 2011

I opened my mail today to discover my water bill from ACTEW and if I hadn’t been sitting down I would have hit the floor instead I hit the ceiling. My normal bill had quadrupled for the last quarter. I phoned the ACTEW accounts section who agreed that there was something odd based on the [...]

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