HASKINS WATER TREATMENT SCHEME: Haskells Water Treatment scheme has been dubbed ‘very impressive’ by the Government, with plans for up to 1.4 million customers to benefit from the scheme.
The scheme is set to be rolled out by 2020, but will only apply to households with two or more people in their home and is subject to regulatory approval.
The Government has revealed it expects to deliver between 1.2 million and 1.5 million customers by 2020.
The scheme aims to provide free water treatment to every household, including people who are eligible for the State’s new ‘safer drinking water’ scheme, which allows people to buy and use water without a permit.
“We are very ambitious,” Mr Duncan told the ABC.
“We will be delivering a scheme that is very impressive, that is in some ways unprecedented.”
Haskell’s scheme will see customers pay for water treatment using their own bank accounts and a fixed rate.
Mr Duncan said the scheme would be implemented in the community and not just by private households.
“It’s very important to get people’s water in their homes,” he said.
Haskells water treatment scheme has seen the Government spend $5.6 billion to date. “
People will be able to pay their water bill and they’ll be able use their own water.”
Haskells water treatment scheme has seen the Government spend $5.6 billion to date.
The scheme will cost taxpayers $10.5 billion and be completed by 2023.
A spokesman for the Department of Environment and Water said the Government would continue to “expand” the scheme, but added it was not in the planning stages.
“The Government remains committed to implementing this new and innovative scheme,” the spokesman said.