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    The river authority a partnership between the crown and local Iwi by the looks of it (Tainui), want to charge so much for Waikato water that Aucklanders will be bled dry ! https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12343981

    Asking Aucklanders to pay $20m a day for water, ($140m a week), over 7.2 Billion dollars a year is probably the most greedy and absurd claim I have ever heard of and would result in the average household seeing their monthly water rates bill increase by a factor of 66 times, is about $80 a month now and could be as high as $5,000 a month ! This would bankrupt at least 99% of Aucklanders.

    Enough is enough, stop this absurdity now ! The water falls from the sky, it flows into rivers and nobody owns it or has the rights to be paid for it. 98% if it flows out into the ocean at port Waikato and is not used for goodness sake !

    Fair enough if Aucklanders have to pay their share of replanting of the riverbank to help stop erosion but being asked to pay the moon for a free resource that nobody owns is complete and utter nonsense in my opinion.
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    Poor Aucklanders who usually suffer many months of dowsing every year, now wondering if climate change and drought is their future, along with a user pays system which could stuff them financially. In my world off the grid, I've got about 35,000 litres in two tanks gathering water free from the rooves of two dwellings and a 45,000 litre swimming pool as a backup if required. We never run out of water, but if we did it's $300 for a 13,000 litre tanker drop. People might like to consider the alternative of a modest investment in onsite water storage, harvesting what nature gives them and show the finger to the Council who charges for water supply? It's easy to hide a 20,000 litre tank under the back lawn, surprisingly easy, which would service a normal 3-4 person home, even for many urban dwellers. Free water from then on.

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    Yes, if there isn't a resilient, enduring and affordable solution to this fiasco that's exactly what the Beagle clan plan to do. We already pay about $1,000 a year for water and waste water charges...wouldn't take all that many years to recover the cost of a decent system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baa_Baa View Post
    Poor Aucklanders who usually suffer many months of dowsing every year, now wondering if climate change and drought is their future, along with a user pays system which could stuff them financially. In my world off the grid, I've got about 35,000 litres in two tanks gathering water free from the rooves of two dwellings and a 45,000 litre swimming pool as a backup if required. We never run out of water, but if we did it's $300 for a 13,000 litre tanker drop. People might like to consider the alternative of a modest investment in onsite water storage, harvesting what nature gives them and show the finger to the Council who charges for water supply? It's easy to hide a 20,000 litre tank under the back lawn, surprisingly easy, which would service a normal 3-4 person home, even for many urban dwellers. Free water from then on.
    Our tanks and lake are all full. Last summer was the first we had to buy in water (apart from initial fill) in 11 years. Lake has dropped every summer about 300mm, but last summer was down 1400mm and has only filled to normal level over past 3 weeks. It may be free now, but Council will have there eyes on that too!

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    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/trave...s-bonkers.html

    Go, Seymour - simple solution but all too hard for Comrade Cindy & her team of eunuchs & incompetents.

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    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12344363 Dams now just over 55%, up a whopping ~ 10% in the last 8 days !. 9 months for a board of enquiry....hope the rain keeps falling !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12344363 Dams now just over 55%, up a whopping ~ 10% in the last 8 days !. 9 months for a board of enquiry....hope the rain keeps falling !
    Thought beagles do not like the wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    Thought beagles do not like the wet?
    Not much mate but its better than the prospect of facing getting bled dry by some trumped up river authority who should have no authority.
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