The Dunedin City Council has confirmed Christchurch City
Council-owned company City Care has been awarded the tender
to maintain Dunedin's water and wastewater network.
Tarras Water Ltd's failed attempt to get regional council
funding for its irrigation scheme this year has highlighted
just how controversial water has become in the Dunstan
Consumers on four North Otago rural water supplies are to be
given the chance to have a say on how they should be managed
and operated in the future.
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.
Planning to wash your car or water your garden tomorrow or
Less talk, more action is the message Cardrona Hotel manager
Peter Byrne has for the Queenstown Lakes District Council
over the township's waste water problems.
Water is the lifeblood of farming and contrary to some
opinion, farmers strive to maintain its pristine quality on
their properties for optimum results, a hearing in Balclutha
was told yesterday.
A working party considering the future management of
Dunedin's water, wastewater and storm water network is to
recommend the city council keep the service in-house.
The Dunedin City Council faces a "pretty major" decision when
plans for the management of the city's $1.6 billion water
network are finally revealed, Cr Andrew Noone says.
An application for an out-of-zone connection to Dunedin's
water supply has been successful.
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