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Should wastewater charges be user-pays or fixed?

Photo / Lynda Feringa, Wairarapa Times-Age
Photo / Lynda Feringa, Wairarapa Times-Age

Citizens & Ratepayers is facing a fight within its own ranks over plans to introduce extensive user-pays for water under the Super City.

Water bills will soar by hundreds of dollars for thousands of North Shore, Waitakere and Manukau households under a user-pays' system for wastewater supported by C&R president John Slater and finance spokesman Doug Armstrong.

But former North Shore Mayor and C&R candidate George Wood has spoken out against the proposals that will result in about 34,000 residents on the Shore facing higher water bills.

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