Out of interest, if they were paying the KCDC water meter charges, that amount of water would come to $448,350.

From teaomaorinews A South Island iwi hope their freshwater spring will gain environmental protection after a local council granted a water bottling company consent to take 208 million litres a year for $470. Already in the Tasman district, four water bottling companies have consent to take water from the area – at more than 427 […]

via Selling our water – 427 million litres at $943 (Māori Television) — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch