IPART has released, and is seeking feedback on, draft prices that Sydney Water can charge its customers from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2024.
Sydney’s population is growing, increasing our need for water. Until recently, dam levels were falling at an unprecedented rate. While recent rain has taken the immediate pressure off the system, it has highlighted the variability of our climate. Sydney’s water system needs to be resilient to uncertain conditions.
Our draft prices are flexible, allowing Sydney Water to deliver record investment, and ensuring households benefit from lower bills in these uncertain times.
We have released two summary papers for consultation:
- Fact sheet of our draft water usage prices
- Overview of our Draft Report on Sydney Water’s prices.
These explain key elements of our draft decisions, which are outlined and explained in full in our Draft Report.
Customer bills to decrease for most residential customers
Use our bill calculator to estimate your bill under our draft prices.
A typical Sydney Water household would see their bill decrease, in average weather conditions, by about 12% a year from 1 July 2020.
A typical household’s water bill would increase by 2% in drought conditions, compared to current prices.
Under our proposal to increase usage charges, but decrease fixed service charges, there would be a greater reward for Sydney Water’s customers who reduce their water consumption, particularly in drought.
More responsive water usage prices