New Zealand councils could lose responsibility for providing drinking water under a major reform of national water management, the Government has announced.
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta said she is exploring whether dedicated water providers should take over, as recommended from an inquiry launched after the deadly Havelock North gastroenteritis outbreak in August 2016.
I support having dedicated water providers. This means of course we would not have 80 or so of them, but maybe a dozen. More efficient, and better quality.
Mahuta confirmed she has ruled out privatisation existing infrastructure, saying the need for it to remain in public hands remained a “core pillar” for the Government
Yes only the state can be trusted to poison people with bad water supplies.