Review of recycled water prices for public water utilities draft report

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Related Project: Energy + Water

May 3, 2019

Title:
Review of recycled water prices for public water utilities draft report
Publication Date:
3 May 2019
Publication Type:
Submission

Review of recycled water prices for public water utilities draft report

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PIAC lodged a submission in response the the IPART draft report reviewing recycled water prices for public water utilities.

PIAC strongly supports the objective, stated in the Draft, to incentivise the employment of recycled water schemes that yield the greatest net social benefits. Recycled water will be an increasingly crucial part of the delivery of services by water utilities in NSW, and a vital means of responding to water scarcity and insecurity, particularly in the context of the escalating impacts of climate change.

However, PIAC contends that there remains greater scope to recognise the social benefit impact of long-term security of access to water, and consider the ‘costs’ related to long term insecurity and scarcity of limited water resources.

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