Sydney Water will be substantially increasing water rates , the reason - public servant wage bills:
SYDNEY households are set to pay over $60 more for drinking water - increasing a typical customer's bill to almost $1000 a year.
The price increases will help cover the cost of long-service leave for government staffers and building the Kurnell desalination plant.
The rises come despite water supplies approaching record levels and Sydney Water making over $1.5 million in penalties from people breaching water restrictions.
How about some competition? Or maybe straight out privatization?