Water managment

G-MW challenge water pricing comparison

22 March 2018

Rodney Woods, Country News
22 March 2018

Mr Lennon’s comments came in response to a Weekly Times article which said northern Victorian irrigators were paying 50 per cent more for water than irrigators across the border.

The article compared the ‘‘typical irrigator’s water bill’’ for an irrigator holding a 700Ml entitlement in the G-MW, Murrumbidgee and Coleambally irrigation areas.

The comparison found that a northern Victoria farmer would pay $36000 excluding drainage fees, while a Murrumbidgee irrigator would pay $20000 and a Coleambally irrigator would pay $18600 for similar operations.

But Mr Lennon said the comparison was not a fair one.

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