Bill reductions for residential water customers - Portland

01 July 2015

Residential customers in Portland and Heywood can expect a significant reduction in their Wannon Water bills in the 2015/16 financial year.

For 2015/16 Wannon Water prices for residential customers will increase on average by only 1% - well below the rate of CPI inflation.

Wannon Water, however, has also delivered business efficiencies which will be passed on to residential water customers via a $70 Government Water Rebate.

The net result for a typical household in Portland or Heywood using 140 kilolitres of water is an annual bill reduction of $58 for residential home owner occupiers and $67 for residential tenants.

Wannon Water Managing Director Grant Green said the bill reductions reflect Wannon Water’s commitment to delivering affordable pricing outcomes for its customers through to 2018.

“Affordable pricing for our customers is a high priority for Wannon Water and we have made a real commitment to absorb cost increases in setting the water and sewerage prices for 2015/16,” Mr Green said.

“Wannon Water is implementing capital and operational cost savings initiatives to provide the $70 residential customer rebate without compromising service standards or existing hardship protections to assist vulnerable customers.”

The $70 rebate is the second of four annual rebates to be issued by Wannon Water to residential water customers.

The $70 rebate will apply to all Wannon Water residential households who pay a water usage charge and will appear as a credit on the first quarterly bill issued in the 2015/16 financial year.

“This is a terrific result for residential customers in Portland and Heywood, as they will once again receive real reductions in their Wannon Water bills,” Mr Green said.

Further information about the $70 rebate and pricing for each town serviced by Wannon Water is available by clicking here or by calling 1300 926 666.