Water meters not about conservation
23 Jan 2009 04:42 GMT
Local human rights group, Right to Water, argues against water metering on any grounds. A user-pays system for domestic water supply will increase inequality and is a dubious way to conserve water resources says a local human rights group. The Wellington Regional Council and the NZ Water and Wastes Association have both recently called for compulsory water metering and charging households by the volume of water used. “These proposals aren’t about solving water shortages. They're about enabling business to access a sector previously off limits,” says Right to Water spokesperson Maria McMillan.
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