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Water metering will leak votes

Massive ongoing investment is needed to maintain adequate supplies of drinking water, but the government parties know it will cost them votes at the next election

24th April, 2010

For the Green Party, household water charges can’t come soon enough. For a government in desperate need of new revenue, water charges will plug a gap.

But while the coalition parties seem to agree that the nettle must be grasped, they also acknowledge that it will sting them badly at the next general election.

Long before last January’s water shortages, domestic water charges were high on the Greens’ agenda to encourage conservation and...

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