Sunday, March 28, 2010

Water Authority Set to Raise Price When Not Allowed to


posted by Intelligentsiya - 26 March 2010

Meanwhile new residential properties or private sector entities who need water connections can expect to pay more for the service. We are told that that the Government had been subsidising these costs thus far. CORRECTION: The subsidies have been met to a good extent  by taxpayers. 

Once again taxpayers get hit in the back-pocket by an unelected regime.

With all the hype about the merits of a privatised Water Authority headed by Tony Fullman, a former Wellington (New Zealand) resident, who is apparently an extremely good mate of Lt Col Roko Ului Mara, we now find that it is much ado about nothing and the entity even has the nerve to be concerned about public complaints via the media.

Being a monopoly tasked with the social responsibility to provide clean water to its citizens, the regime is once again found lying in relation to earlier promises had been made that water tariffs would not increase.

According to announcement above sweetening the Water Authority setup, the regime's own Water Authority Promulgation 2007 does not permit an  increase in residential tariffs.

 Specifically: 
30 - (5) The obligations of the Authority in relation to supply are -

(a) to only impose charges and price increases in accordance with the 
Commerce Act 1998;

(b) to provide timely response to reports of defects in its assets affecting the supply to customers or posing risks to life or property; or

(c) to provide as efficient and affordable a service as is possible to as many areas as are possible.

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