Commercial water prices

Commercial water prices

Commercial properties include retail trade (shops, shopping centres, department stores and general stores) and wholesale trade (distributors and warehouses where goods are purchased and stored in large quantities, then on-sold to retailers or sellers.)

Water charges are made up of two parts:

  1. A fixed charge for water supply.
  2. A variable charge for water use – the more you use, the more you pay.

Water supply charge

Limiting the average increase for water supply charges to 4.8 per cent (subject to rounding) helps keeps the cost of business as low and stable as possible in South Australia.

Since 2020-21 we moved away from property-based water supply charges for most of our customers, to a fixed rate in 2023-24 of $296.80 per year, billed at $74.20 per quarter.

For properties valued at more than $10 million, a property-based charge also applies. In 2023-24 the quarterly rate applied to commercial customers is $0.138 per $1,000 of property value above $10 million.

Water use price

The 2023-24 water use price for commercial customers is now $3.035/kL (or $0.003035 per litre).