Big savings on water bills from 1 July

20 Jun 2020

Thousands of South Australians have rushed to SA Water’s simple online estimator to discover how much they’re likely to save on their water bills from July 1, under the Marshall Liberal Government.


More than 18,000 people have visited the website in just nine days, following the announcement that average SA households will save approximately $200 each year, with an average business receiving annual savings of around $1,350.

Premier Steven Marshall today welcomed the strong interest from South Australians in the significant cost-of-living relief - and encouraged those who hadn’t yet visited the SA Water estimator to do so as soon as possible.

“We are delighted that so many hardworking families and businesses are logging onto the SA Water website to estimate their water bill savings from July 1,” said Premier Marshall.

“It’s a simple, straight-forward process that takes only a few minutes, but will provide important information and peace of mind as households and businesses prepare their budgets for the new financial year.

“By reducing costs for local businesses, we help them thrive and support local jobs,” said Premier Marshall.

After enduring years of water bill hikes under Labor - who deliberately inflated the value of SA Water’s assets to drive bigger revenues to government through bigger water bills - South Australians finally have a government that delivers cost-of-living relief.”

Cheaper water bills are the latest in a range of cost-of-living relief measures delivered under the Marshall Liberal Government.

South Australians families are on average $660 a year better off thanks to massive reductions in water bills (an average $200 a year saving from July 1), cheaper ESL bills ($163.60), reduced car rego costs through lower CTP Insurance premiums ($200) and a doubling of sports vouchers for primary school-aged children’s swimming and other sports lessons (from $50 to $100).

To discover how much you may save from 1 July, South Australians are encouraged to use the simple savings estimator on the SA Water website