SA Water regulatory determination 2020
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Security of water supplies for livestock at reasonable prices is a major concern to Livestock SA. The increasing cost of water has become an effective restraint on investment in livestock production systems in South Australia. The State Government’s Water Pricing Inquiry has found that there needs to be a reassessment of SA Water’s regulated asset base, with Livestock SA requesting consideration be given to how SA Water can best assist livestock producers. Livestock SA would like to see a reduction in the cost of water for livestock with a differentiation in water prices for water used from SA Water for livestock consumption. A program needs to be established that could deliver grants and research surrounding water efficiencies, links between farmers and relevant business information, desalination and storage technology and a possible rebate on water used by livestock.