Victorian Minister for Water, Lisa Neville, said that water customers will not face additional charges on their water bills for 2017’s 50GL water order or the subsequent three minimum water orders.

This will save customers $12 for 2017’s order on an annual average water bill. This will be done via efficiencies found within the water contract.

“We’ve learnt the lessons from the millennium drought and this secures our water supplies at a time when our reserves are decreasing,” Ms Neville said.