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They’ll leap by nearly 9 per cent from next month after Barwon Water was given the go ahead by the Essential Services Commission.
But it’s also been given approval to lift rates by an additional 3 per cent, to help pay for the Geelong to Melbourne pipeline.
All up it will mean the average Geelong household will face increases of around $100.
The water authority says it'll be spending over 160-MILLION dollars on capital works over the next 12-months..
And it says it’s hoping to keep further increases over the next 5 years to around 1 per cent.