Water costs can unexpectedly increase, without warning to home and business owners.
Water costs can unexpectedly increase, without warning to home and business owners. Max Fleet BUN271212WET1

Give some warning of water price hikes

UNITYWATER has been failing to consult with locals and imposing unexpected new costs, that can cripple a small business, for too long.

Before entering politics, I used to be chairman of a body corporate for a commercial building in Maroochydore CBD.

Like some other buildings in the area, we suffered a significant and entirely unexpected cost of over $150,000 when Unitywater decided to reduce the water pressure in the CBD.

Owners were not consulted or properly informed about the change, which forced us to retroactively install an expensive fire pump so that the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services could keep the building safe.

This was a cost our owners could hardly afford.

Sunshine Coast RDA chair Tony Riddle was right to raise this important issue. Unitywater has a responsibility to the community and needs to do much more to work with locals and local businesses, many of whom are doing it tough, instead of imposing or causing large new costs without warning or consultation.

ANDREW WALLACE

Federal Member for Fisher

Do you think Unitywater should consult more with their customers?

This poll ended on 01 March 2017.

Current Results

Yes

50%

No

25%

I just think that they need to change their prices

25%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


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