Friday, March 21, 2014

The cost of domestic water from Duteau Creek WTP.

In 2012, the latest data available, the treatment of one cubic meter of water at Duteau Creek cost an average of $0.118. However, only about 15% of this water was for domestic consumption. Thus, one cubic meter of domestic water cost about $0.79. In 2014 domestic customers are required to absorb the cost of repairing the Haddo Lake dam at a cost of $2 million. This will increase the cost of domestic water from DCWTP to $2.30 per cubic meter.

As long as the domestic and irrigation water will remain mixed these kind of expenses will recur generally at the domestic customers' expense. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope your counter-parts see the light Gyula.

Anyone have any ideas on how we can boycott water usury? Maybe stand under the downspout when it rains and slurp?

Or, maybe some genius can bottle the water and market it as the most exclusive, precious and elite water in the world to help defray the cost?

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