SA overuse water penalties increase 

Penalty rates for the SA River Murray have increased for this quarter (October to December 2019) in response to the drought and water market conditions being experienced across the Basin. Penalty rates are calculated based on market value and take into account the risk to the resource if water theft occurs.
The Gazette notice has declared the following increase in penalty rates to apply to water taken for overuse from the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019:
  • Penalty for overuse for first 10 % – $2370 per ML
  • Penalty for overuse above 10% and up to including 25% – $5530 per ML

As we reach end of the quarter, it is important to monitor your water use and balance your accounts to avoid the new increased penalty rates. Avoid penalty fees, balance your accounts now before December. Call us on 1800 890 285 to help you balance your water accounts, avoiding any penalties.

Visit Department for Environment and Water for more information.



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