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Murray Bridge Council Consider Handing Over Water Operations

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The Murray Bridge council is considering expressions of interest received to outsource the running of two small community water management systems at Riverglade and Woodlane.

Council is looking to outsource operations and even part ownership, possibly to a specialist water company who can provide the expert staff and deliver a better level customer service.

If a decision is made to outsource the operations and ownership of these assets, pricing for customers will be the responsibility of the new operator and the State Government’s Essential Services Commission of SA (ESCOSA).
ESCOSA is the economic regulator that oversees the pricing of licenced water service operators. Any potential new operator will need to comply with ESCOSA’s price determinations.

To make it more attractive to a third party, Murray Bridge Council has teamed up with the Adelaide Hills and Onkaparinga Councils for the interested parties to consider maintaining and improving services in all three regions.

The community is now being asked for their feedback on the idea, to have your say, head to the Let's Talk website.


Image: USEPA Environmental-Protection-Agency (flickr)