Directory : Water Directory 2013
PAGE 66 Water Directory 2013 Connected residential properties receiving sewerage services ('000s) 8,315 Connected non-residential properties receiving sewerage services 667 Typical residential bill (water) $438.13 Typical residential sewerage bill $545.015 Typical residential bill (water and sewerage) $924.58 Total revenue -- water ($000) 6,966,887 Total revenue -- sewerage ($000) 5,371,953 Total income for utility ($000) 13,569,253 Total water supply capital expenditure ($000) 2,951,260 Total sewerage capital expenditure ($000) 2,544,129 Total capital expenditure for water and sewerage ($000) 5,536,529 Water Prices (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2010-2011 Catalogue 4610.0) Water prices vary around Australia, but are mostly based on a fixed charge and a usage charge. Household water prices have risen 17% in the last year while total household water consumption dropped by 8% over the 2010--2011 period. The average price of water for households increased to $2.44 per kilolitre in 2010--2011 from $2.10 per kilolitre in 2009--2010. Consumption in households decreased 8% to 1,699 gigalitres, compared to 1,844 gigalitres in 2009--2010. With the rise in price of water came a fall in total consumption for Australia, which decreased 1% to 13,337GL, down slightly from 13,515GL in 2009--2010. Since then, prices in the major cities have risen to cover the costs of capital works (desalination plants, recycled water schemes, stormwater harvesting initiatives) and replacement and rehabilitation of aged infrastructure. Consumption has remained static or has fallen in response. See table opposite for a breakdown of residential water prices per captial city.
Water Directory 2014