The weekly Wellingtonian newspaper, reinvigorated under the editorship of Joseph Romanos, has done a good job this week with revelations and a warning about the Wellington water supply.
Jim Chipp’s article reports that Capacity, a company set up in 2003 and jointly owned by the Wellington and Hutt City Councils, has fallen $2m short of savings which it was expected to deliver to the city.
He describes other problems including an increase in network failures and strained relations with council staff who oversee the company.
Warning bells should be sounding about the possibility of the city’s water supply being privatized, says the Wellingtonian in its editorial.
“Judging by the way Capacity has run over the past five years, such a move would not be in the best interests of Wellington’s ratepayers.”
It says that Wellingtonians are advised to pay attention to what’s happening to their water supply.
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