Nationally, councils have not been spending what's needed to maintain our Three Waters systems. Now a massive investment (up to $185 billion) is needed.
If this investment isn't made, some communities might see less reliable water services and more environmental incidents which harm our rivers and beaches.
Under the current system, run by 67 different councils, ratepayers would also face thousands of dollars in extra costs every year.
Without reform, data indicates a massive rise in household costs