Water Corporation Facts - National Performance Report
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Water Corporation Facts - National Performance Report
National Performance Report 2010-11 THE FACTS
What is the National Performance Report?• The National Water Report (NPR) 2010-11 is produced by the National Water Commission in collaboration with the states and territories and the Water Services Association of Australia.• The 2010-11 NPR benchmarks the Water Corporation (Perth and other WA cities and towns) against similar sized Australian water utilities.• The information we provide for the NPR is a reporting requirement of the Corporation’s Operating Licence.• The 142 page report spans all critical performance areas of water resources, including pricing, finance, customer service, asset management, environment indicators and health. It includes information provided by 79 water utilities that supply around 18.7 million Australians with their urban water services.• The full report can be found at: http://www.nwc.gov.au/
Our water useAverage annual residential water supplied (kL/property) - For utilities with 100 000+ connected properties• The average annual residential supply for a Water Corporation customer in Perth was 264 kilolitres in 2010/11, compared to the median of 149 kilolitres for other similar sized utilities. So we’re using a lot more water.• This represents a 4 per cent decrease on the 276 kilolitres in 2009-10. This reduction is a result of new community water efficiency initiatives including the Target 60 campaign and the Showerhead Swap program.• Since 2001, Perth’s average water use per person has decreased by almost 30 per cent – showing our programs are working.• Higher use in Perth can partly be attributed to our climate and soil structure which necessitates higher water usage for traditional garden requirements.
Perth’s water billsTypical Residential Bill (based on average residential water supplied) ($) - for utilities with 100 000+ connected properties • The Report shows the average residential bill in Perth is high compared to most other utilities (with over 100,000 connections) at $1,053; the median bill was $938. • Only Darwin, with $1116, had higher water charges. WA was well in front of Melbourne, at $730, Brisbane, $963, and Adelaide, with $938. • The calculation for this indicator uses each utility’s average residential supply. Because the average residential supply for a Water Corporation customer in Perth is high at 264 kilolitres (see previous slide), it’s not surprising that our average residential bill will also be high. • A more accurate comparison is the annual residential bill for 200 kilolitres of water supplied – see next slide.
Perth’s water bills Annual bill based on 200kL/a (water & sewerage) ($) - for utilities with 100 000+ connected properties• The annual residential bill for 200 kilolitres of water supplied was $974, exactly the same as the median for utilities (with more than 100,000 connections). The range of bills in this category was $1,417 to $847.• In this case, charges compared favourably with other utilities. This is despite increases in water prices to reflect the additional cost of providing more expensive water from the new desalination plants.• Volumetric water charges have been increasing each year, in line with recommendations by the Economic Regulation Authority and as approved by the State Government.• The Economic Regulation Authority has set a price path with the objective of charging in line with the cost of providing services. This price path has not yet been fully implemented. A new pricing inquiry by the Economic Regulation Authority was recently announced, which will focus on prices for 2013/14 to 2015/16.
Water Corporation profit Net profit after tax ($,000) & F30 - NPAT ratio (%) - Note: These indicators are Water Corporation as a whole, not just Perth• Water Corporation reported the highest net profit after tax of $551 million. The net profit after tax applies to the WHOLE of the state – not just one City as most of the utilities listed above supply.• It is important to note that Sydney Water and the Corporation are the two largest water providers in the country and as such are expected to have the highest level of profit.• Although the profit seems large, it represents a relatively modest 4 per cent return on the Corporations asset base of approximately $14 billion and only a 2.4% increase on the prior year.• When the money coming in from water and electricity utilities is considered alongside the money going out for water and electricity infrastructure, these are not money-making centres for the state government (Treasurer Christian Porter, The Australian, 19 January 2012).
Some highlights• Use of recycled water increased by 21 per cent in Perth. This was due to the increased use of treated wastewater at the Water Corporation’s own treatment plants, and the start of recharge for the Groundwater Replenishment Trial.• Perth has the lowest water main breaks for large utilities and reporting remains static for this indicator.• Perth’s sewer main breaks and chokes remain fairly static and are amongst the lowest in the category