SA Water regulatory determinations
The Commission has made two price determinations to apply to SA Water under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and the Water Industry Act 2012.
The first price determination was made for SA Water in July 2013, to apply for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016. The price determination set out the maximum revenue per unit sold that SA Water could recover from its drinking water and sewerage customers over the regulatory period. SA Water was responsible for setting specific prices (such as supply and usage charges) for residential and non-residential customers; however, those prices needed to comply with the average revenue caps in the Commission’s price determination.
A second price determination was made for SA Water in July 2016, to apply for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 following a full independent review, with widespread community engagement by both SA Water and the Commission. The price determination sets four year revenue caps for drinking water retail services and sewerage retail services and specifies pricing principles for excluded retail services. 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.
The SA Water regulatory determination 2020 (SAWRD20) will be the third regulatory determination under the Water Industry Act 2012 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and will apply to SA Water from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2024.