Coalition discusses compromise on water charges

A compromise plan on water charges could see householders make payments for water in 2011, which would be offset against their account when metering is installed in 2012.

17th July, 2010

A compromise plan on water charges could see householders make payments for water in 2011, which would be offset against their account when metering is installed in 2012.

The Department of Finance is considering the plan to introduce flat-rate water charges next year as a way to raise funds for a sophisticated water metering system.

Under the proposed plan, the amount paid by homeowners in flat-rate charges would be deducted from future bills when water metering is...

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