New water charges from 1 January 2013

A 3% price adjustment to cover the cost of constructing the Melbourne to Geelong pipeline will apply to water volume and water service charges only. Sewerage charges will not change.

The new charges are effective from 1 January 2013.

For a typical residential customer using 165 kilolitres of water a year, the price rise equates to an additional 28 cents a week or $14.56 a year. Bills will vary depending on usage.

The independent Essential Services Commission approved the increase in June 2012, but stipulated it could only be applied once the pipeline was ready to supply water.

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We would like to assure our customers future prices will be kept to a minimum.

Increases over the past 5 years have funded crucial water security projects in the Geelong region. We are aware of cost-of-living pressures on the community, and have committed to minimising future prices, with zero increases (excluding inflation) proposed for the next 5 years.

The 57-kilometre Melbourne to Geelong pipeline can now supply water, but it will not be required for several years because of other water security initiatives.

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