Water bills 'have risen 10% each year'

City-dwelling Aussies are spending an increasing amount of money on their water bills each year, recent figures indicate.

According to data from the National Water Commission, the cost of the resource has risen by ten per cent each year, reports the AAP.

Those who pay their bills with credit cards may have noticed that this increase has occurred annually for the last three years.

The typical bill in cities with more than 100,000 people living in them rose from $756 in 2008/9 to $837 in 2009/10.

Individuals looking to offset the rising cost of water may want to compare credit cards online to ensure they do not pay more interest on purchases and bill payments than they need to.

Earlier this month, the same publication cited a survey conducted by Dun and Bradstreet, which indicated consumers are tightening their belts and that spending is expected to decline in the near future.

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