Bill shock: $6 million fee for no water

1 August 2018

The Weekly Times
August 2018

HUNDREDS of customers of Australia’s largest rural water corporation are paying almost $6 million in water bills each year, despite not owning or having any water delivered.

Goulburn Murray Water has hundreds of customers who have sold their water or unwittingly bought properties encumbered with delivery shares that incur annual infrastructure fees of $2890 each.

The situation has deteriorated to the point where these dry customers have stopped paying their bills, accounting for a third of GMW’s $12 million in bad debts.

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