Customers could pay more because they’ve been using less water.
Customers could pay more because they’ve been using less water.

Push to change way we are charged for water

SOUTHEAST Queenslanders are facing higher, fixed water bills because they are not using enough liquid gold.

Seqwater has asked for water to be charged like electricity under a total overhaul of the way it bills households.

It comes as the utility admits a revenue shortfall of $163 million following warnings it cannot properly service its debt at current prices.

The massive hole in earnings has been blamed on waterwise residents turning off the tap, with a forecast of a 185 litres per person per day by 2017-18 not eventuating.

Would you like to see the water charging system changed?

This poll ended on 30 August 2017.

Current Results

Yes, they have to pay the bills, I suppose

0%

No. We shouldn't be penalised for using less water

70%

Only if it made it cheaper

28%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

More on this at The Courier-Mail

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