Changes to how water is managed in Kāpiti could end in it “turd degree burn” for ratepayers, says Kāpiti mayor K Gurunathan.

He said the proposal would see the Government’s Three Waters reform roll Kāpiti’s drinking water, stormwater and wastewater into a single entity servicing the east coast of the North Island, Horowhenua, Wellington region and the top of the South Island.

“My main concern with this proposal is that our ratepayers, who have invested heavily and proactively in our water services and are well positioned for the future because of it, will end up bearing the costs of an entity that will need to prioritise addressing failing infrastructure in other areas over any work in our communities,” Gurunathan said.

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