Transition of 10 water supply areas into two will continue

PROVISION of high-quality water to residents and industries is a major focus of Southern Downs Regional Council's water business.

Mayor Peter Blundell said, as with all water service providers in Queensland, the provision of high-quality water was not without its challenges.

"Council has introduced changes to the water pricing structure through which we're seeking to achieve a number of objectives.

"Council must be able to generate sufficient revenue to allow the water business to finance its functions.

"We need to ensure prices are cost-effective, meaning our prices cover the full cost of providing a water service, and customers in similar locations pay similar prices."

A transitioning of the 10 water supply areas into two supply areas started in 2014-15 and will continue.

While all the water charges have increased, Cr Blundell said, in this transitional period, the charges for the current 10 water supply areas would change by different percentages, so by 2016-17 all locations in the two supply areas would have the same charges applied.

"As a result, water charges for some areas will increase by more and some areas will increase by less than the 10%."

Phone the council's finance services department on 1300 697 372 for more information.


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