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Canberra Times blind to huge issue re household rainwater tanks

“Politics plugs rainwater plan” says the headline.
Completely missing the glaring issue that no matter how many residents spend their hard-earned shekels on rainwater tanks – no matter how many residents pay Mr Cameron $4000 for a rainwater collection system hoping for a smaller water bill – no matter how much this reduces their water usage piped from the water utility ACTEW which = the Govt. ACTEW will recover its costs in providing piped scheme water through water bills and rates to property owners, whether you use ACTEW water or not. Govt debt due to our water scheme has blown out by over a $1Bn in two years. Due to Labor and GreenLabor Govt mismanagement – Canberra now has a Rolls Royce water supply system – which property owners and residents will be paying for for generations with constantly increasing ACTEW charges. Property owners who feel the urge to install Green-fashionable feel-good water tanks – should check carefully before parting with their money.

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  • Pat K

    ACTEW will recover its costs in providing piped scheme water through water bills and rates to property owners, whether you use ACTEW water or not

    So very true. Sydney rate payers will no doubt remember that at the height of the water restrictions (before the rain that “would never actually fill our dams and river systems” at 1:44), Sydney Water had to increase water rates to meet its fixed costs. This was due to declining revenue due to reduced water consumption. You quite correctly point out that however little water you use, the water supplier will still extract the same or higher charges.

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