CCO un­wanted

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

Re­gard­ing the ar­ti­cle ‘Water bid re­jected’ I was con­cerned to read the goal of Ca­pac­ity which seems to be to set up a CCO (coun­cil con­trolled or­gan­i­sa­tion) for water man­age­ment for the four metro coun­cils of the Welling­ton re­gion.

At present Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil (GWRC) does an ex­cel­lent job of de­liv­er­ing high qual­ity and cost ef­fec­tive bulk water sup­ply through col­lec­tion, treat­ment and dis­tri­bu­tion of drink­able water to city reser­voirs which is then dis­trib­uted to house­holds by Ca­pac­ity for Hutt, Up­per Hutt and Welling­ton city coun­cils and di­rectly by Porirua City Coun­cil.

I be­lieve public ac­count­abil­ity of water de­liv­ery ser­vices must be re­tained un­der di­rect coun­cil man­age­ment – not by a CCO – and I sin­cerely hope cit­i­zens of the Welling­ton metro re­gion agree.

We do not need to go the way of Auck­land where Metro Water charges for water us­age sep­a­rately from coun­cil rates. A

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