WA’s Economic Regulation Authority has this week proposed changes to the Water Corporation’s billing structure, which could see country WA residents paying an extra $222 per year in three years’ time.
In its final report released on Monday, the ERA suggests replacing the rental values-based pricing of residential wastewater and drainage services with a single fixed charge which is “equal” to the cost of service.
It also put forward a $31 per year increase to water usage charges for regional customers, which would increase a further 6 per cent annually.
In contrast, the report suggested cutting the cost of water services to customers in metropolitan Perth by up to $100 annually.
The Barnett Government is yet to formally respond to the Authority’s recommendations.Full story in today's print edition.
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