Lower household water bills

Barwon Water customers will receive an average of $80 off their water bills each financial year for the next four years thanks to the Victorian Government's Fairer Water Bills initiative.

The bill reductions will be delivered to Barwon Water customers from 1 July 2014.

Residential customers will receive total savings of $320 over the next four years. This will be delivered annually as:

  • $50 reduction from 1 July 2014
  • $80 reduction from 1 July 2015
  • $90 reduction from 1 July 2016
  • $100 reduction from 1 July 2017.

As part of the Fairer Water Bills initiative, the Victorian Government asked water corporations to provide productivity and efficiency gains to help deliver lower household water bills.

Barwon Water identified capital and operational cost savings without compromising service standards or existing hardship protections. This includes innovative technology for operations and maintenance, better scheduling construction of water feeder mains, more effectively targeting expenditure on communication activities and deferring capital expenditure on new infrastructure due to improved water efficiency.

Barwon Water is working closely with the government on identifying further savings for customers.

  Media release: Lower household water bills for Barwon customers

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