The widening gap between annual water connection rates -
Omakau residents pay 14 times more than Clyde residents - is
one of the reasons behind a rethink of funding for Central
Otago water and wastewater schemes.
A water allocation plan for the Waitaki catchment that arose
from a cancelled power scheme is to be reviewed, but some
people are worried it will mean environmental safeguards for
the river are lowered.
A process to start making changes to a water management plan
for the Waitaki catchment, prepared by a Government-appointed
board in 2005, will be considered at a meeting of a community
committee in Waimate this afternoon.