Water Rates

Under the Fairer Water Bills initiative, announced by the Victorian Government in January 2014, water corporations have been asked to implement productivity and efficiency gains to help deliver lower household water bills. The resulting cost savings are being passed on to metropolitan residential customers in the form of water bill reductions of approximately $100 per annum over the next four years.

Residents of retirement villages who receive water bills containing a water usage component are eligible to receive the rebate. The savings will appear as a $100 credit on the first water bill you receive each financial year (between July and October). The $100 credit will be applied at the same time each year from 2014 to 2017.

It is important to note that in the case of villages with shared water meters, the $100 rebate applies to each unit. An RRVV member recently received a letter from the Minister for Water which confirms this point. View minister’s letter.