2 Jul 2010
Everton Park’s water bills are about to get a little dearer, with Brisbane water rates going up as of July the 1st.
For the average Brisbane household this will mean an extra $100 a year on the rates bill. This will take the average annual wastewater bill to $947, a rise of 11.9 percent, which while high is still the lowest rise of the five areas that are covered by the new Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU).
A spokesman for QUU has defended the water hikes, stating that capital spending in Brisbane will now increase by 12.3 percent, with $52.4 million being spent on a new sewerage upgrade at Bulimba Creek and $43.2 million for a new sewer catchment plant at Woolloongabba.
With the prices of water, electricity and other everyday expenses going up it might be time to look at where we can cut back and save on items around the house if we can.
Next blog I’ll look at ways we can all try and save money around the home, but to help me out let me know what you can come up with. How can we keep our household expenses down?