Water bills set to rise by over $100

BY PETER JEAN
20 Apr, 2011 12:48 PM
Canberra households will have to pay an average extra $142 in water and wastewater charges next financial year, under pricing determinations announced by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission.ICRC senior commissioner Paul Baxter said the charges reflected additional costs associated with water security projects being undertaken by ACTEW and reduced levels of demand for water.

“For an average household consuming 250 kilolitres of water per