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Three Waters reforms

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  • On Friday 12 May the Mayor and 12 Councillors wrote an open letter to the Minister of Local Government.
  • They expressed their opposition to the proposed 3 Waters reform, asked a number of questions and suggested solutions.
  • Read the open letter, also published in the local newspaper, here.

 

Background

  • Central Government’s current proposal would see responsibility for the delivery of New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services shift from 67 councils to four publicly-owned Water Service Entities (WSEs). 
  • Under the proposal, councils will be written into law as owners of the assets but will not be financial shareholders. All financial aspects will be managed by a Governance board.
  • We are likely to become part of a Water Service Entity serving 800,000 people spanning Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, plus Whanganui, Ruapehu and Rangitikei.
  • According to Department of Internal Affairs analysis, the average household three waters cost in our WSE is estimated at $4300 without reform but $1220 with the reforms.
  • NPDC will get $31.5 million from a $2.8 billion fund the Government has established to help make the changes.

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