icon-water Water retail licence variation - District Council of Elliston

  • Project Released: 4 Apr 2022
  • Project Closes: Jul 2022
  • Contact: Adam Abrahams Zelko

Overview

The Commission has received an application from the District Council of Elliston to vary its water retail licence to include drinking water services. 

Status

Current status is Initiate

  • Initiate
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Initiate

The Commission has received an application from the District Council of Elliston to vary its water retail licence in accordance with the Water Industry Act 2012 (WI Act). The applicant is seeking to provide drinking water services to residential and non-residential customers at Port Kenny, with 104 drinking water connections. The applicant has recently installed a reverse osmosis plant at the Port Kenny bore, allowing the water to be drinkable. The applicant will continue to operate its other non-drinking water and sewerage services. 

In assessing a water retail licence application, the Commission considers the application against the relevant licensing provisions set out in the WI Act. It will also have regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002, being the protection of the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services, and other factors as they apply to the Commission’s role as an economic regulator of the South Australian water and sewerage service industry.

In making its assessment, the Commission consults with other regulators, including the Technical Regulator, SA Health, the Environmental Protection Authority and the Department for Environment and Water, which have regulatory roles in the water and sewerage service industry.  

The application submitted by from the District Council of Elliston is subject to a public consultation period closing on 29 April 2022. Interested parties wishing to make a submission on the application should prepare a submission, which addresses the criteria noted above.

 

 

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