Longstanding Watercare chair to depart as reforms loom

Longstanding Watercare chair to depart as reforms loom
Margaret Devlin is leaving Watercare at the end of her term after seven and a half years. (Image: Supplied)
Oliver Lewis
The largest water services provider in the country has an interim chief executive and is losing its chair at a time of critical reform needed to stave off large hikes to user charges.The board of Auckland council-owned company Watercare this year approved a proposal to increase water and wastewater charges by 25.8% for inclusion in the long-term plan (LTP), which is now out for consultation.The change, equivalent to $29 more a month for the average household, is due to take effect from July 1, absent any intervention.When it was made publi...

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