We saved on water by reducing our consumption to 140 litres per person per day, and the government and councils rewarded us by increasing the water tariff. They will continue to do the same with power as we have seen what happened to the 44c per kilowatt rebate when all of a sudden a greater number of people actually took up the offer and installed solar. I’m all for efficiencies and saving the planet, but I’m dead against profiteering by electricity companies at the public’s expense. Electricity should be owned and administered by the government as should all utilities like water supply. There should be NO profiteering for providing what is now considered the norm in the Australian way of life, that is basic water and power services.