Watercare warns of price hikes, infrastructure delays

Watercare warns of price hikes, infrastructure delays
The Parnell sinkhole shows how badly Auckland's water infrastructure needs upgrading. (Image: Watercare)
Oliver Lewis
In lieu of a sustainable funding model, Auckland water services provider Watercare is warning of significant pricing hikes from next July.National, the senior coalition partner in the incoming government, has promised to repeal the Water Services Entities Act, which the previous Labour-led government passed to create 10 new water entities to own and operate water services infrastructure.Under the law, the establishment date for the combined Northland and Auckland water entity was July 1 2024.The intent of creating the new entities was to provid...

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