Your reaction to this pic from social media will depend on your political leanings and we’ll leave that there.

There is a parallel in Kapiti, however, when the council announced last week that the charge it makes for water from the reticulated supply is going to go up, because, well we aren’t using enough of it!

There is a little deficit in the council’s internal accounts relating to water, and surprise, surprise, the council wants to reduce it by putting the volumetric charge up.

Financial sleight of hand from the council’s ‘spin’ machine is something we’re well used to, and the overall end result is, well, in one way or another we pay it more… and more and more.