Water rebates to ease cost of living pressure for Housing SA residents
Housing SA tenants will receive a rebate of up to $75 credited to their account through the South Australian Government Water Security Rebate Scheme.
Social Housing Minister Tony Piccolo said some tenants would have already started to see the credit listed on their Housing SA accounts.
"Reducing the cost of living, especially utility prices, is a priority for the South Australian Government," Mr Piccolo said.
"The cost of water in South Australia has increased in recent years due to the development of infrastructure to ensure our future water supply.
"To help offset this, the Government is providing the one-off rebate to all South Australian households that are charged for water.
"The rebate will assist households with the cost of water with Housing SA responsible for its distribution to its tenants."
All Housing SA tenants living in a Housing SA property on 1 January 2013, responsible for paying for water before 30 June 2013, will be eligible for the rebate.
Tenants will receive a $45 rebate if the household used up to 120kl of water in 2012 and $75 if they used more than 120kl.
Tenants living in shared meter sites will receive either $45 or $75 depending on the total water usage of all dwellings attached to the shared meter.
Mr Piccolo said tenants do not need to apply for the rebate as it will appear as a credit on their account this month, provided they are eligible.
"Tenants not charged for usage or in properties where the water is not supplied by SA Water are not eligible for the rebate," he said.
Housing SA tenants requiring more information about the rebate should visit www.sa.gov.au/tenancy/water or contact Housing SA on 131 299.