Water will cost you more under Banks and C&R
Fears city water may cost hundreds of dollars more
Auckland families should be concerned about big water bill increases under Super City mayoral contender John Banks and Citizens & Ratepayers, says the leader of the rival City Vision ticket, Richard Northey.
"John Banks and C&R's policy would increase the cost of water services for about 127,000 households in Manukau, Waitakere and the North Shore by up to several hundred dollars a year," the former Labour MP said.
Mr Northey was responding to C&R president John Slater, who said the right-leaning ticket supported user-pays for wastewater and hints of a similar policy by Mr Banks.
C&R is refusing to tell voters if their water bills will go up or down if it wins control of the Super City.
It is disgusting that C&R are being secret about water costs and with Banks planning more user pays water it's time Aucklanders sat up and noted what a Banks win will actually create...
On Tuesday, Mr Banks dropped hints that he was looking at a more extensive user-pays system for the region, a move likely to be supported by the right-wing Citizens & Ratepayers ticket, which set up Metrowater in 1997.
...if Banks wins you will pay more for water, it's as simple as that.