Burdekin residents pay less than State average for water and sewerage

 

Burdekin residents are paying less than the State average for their water and sewerage.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Burdekin Shire Council was delivering quality service and value for money for the region’s residents.

“Our Council team is doing well when you compare their achievements to other councils and state benchmarks,” he said.

“Our economic rate of return on our water and sewerage assets is between 1 and 2 per cent, which is near the lowest in the state.

“This basically means our teams are managing our assets well and ensuring our ratepayers are not paying any more than required to keep our community well serviced.”

Cr Lowis said the average response times for incidents, number of sewerage main breaks, sewerage overflows, water main breaks and the operating costs of the water supply service also were below state averages.

“These figures reflect the good condition of our sewerage and water assets and the effectiveness of Council’s maintenance programs,” he said.

“This Council is not about splashing the cash around on things our community doesn’t need.

“We are determined to keep the community’s assets and infrastructure in good working order for the benefit of the entire region.

“It’s great to see our team working so hard to not only provide the best service to our residents, but also save money where they are able through productivity gains and cost savings.”

The Burdekin Shire Council Budget will be brought down on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

 

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