SA Water regulatory determinations
The Commission made a regulatory determination, to apply to SA Water for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 (RD16). RD16 is the second regulatory determination under the Water Industry Act 2012 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and was developed following a full independent review, with widespread community engagement by both SA Water and the Commission.
RD16 includes a price determination that sets four year revenue caps for drinking water retail services and sewerage retail services and specifies pricing principles for excluded retail services. It also establishes service standards and other customer service obligations set out in the Water Retail Code - Major Retailers that SA Water must meet during the four year regulatory period.
SA Water and the South Australian Government are responsible for setting specific prices (such as supply and usage charges for residential and non-residential customers) however, those prices must comply with the Commission’s allowed revenues.
This followed the Commission's first regulatory determination, which applied to SA Water for the three year period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016.