Cheaper 
Water Bills

Cheaper
Water Bills

The Marshall Liberal Government has fixed the way South Australians are charged for water, saving the average household almost $200 every year.

What we said we'd do

Stop spiraling water prices by ending Labor’s approach of secretly taxing South Australians through their water bills.

What we've done

Just like we said we’d do, the Marshall Liberal Government fixed the way South Australians are charged for water, ensuring they are not paying any more than they should for this essential service.

The average household is now saving almost $200 per year while an average business is receiving annual savings of around $1,450.

This is in stark contrast to the massive hikes to water bills under Labor which saw the average household bill increase from $230 to an estimated $770 - the highest water prices in the nation.

After enduring massive hikes to water bills under the former Labor government, families and businesses finally have a government that puts money back into their pockets.

And lower water bills are only part of how we are delivering on our promise to lower costs for households and businesses, with the average household saving $1,092 per year under the Marshall Liberal Government.

What an average Adelaide household with two children and two cars is saving under the Marshall Liberal Government

Item

Saving per year

Water bills

$191

Emergency Services Levy bills

$184

Electricity

$421

Car registration

$196

Doubling of sports vouchers

$100

Total

$1,092

What it means for you

  • Fixing the way households are charged for water to save you money now and in the future
  • Less money on bills = more money in your pocket for the things that matter to you
  • Making South Australia an even better place to live, work and play

Policy snapshot

  • Water bills are now almost $200 per year cheaper for the average household.
  • We put an end to Labor’s secret water tax.
  • The average household is $1,092 per year better off under the Marshall Liberal Government through lower water bills, cheaper electricity and more.
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The Marshall Liberal Government has fixed the way South Australians are charged for water, saving the average household almost $200 every year.

The Marshall Liberal Government has fixed the way South Australians are charged for water, saving the average household almost $200 every year.