18 Feb 2021

Christchurch council wants to charge heavy water users

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 18 February 2021

Christchurch residents who use lots of water may have to pay for the extra they use.

The city council wants to charge households using more than 700 litres of water a day, well above the daily average of 540 litres.

Residents with pools, and large gardens would have to pay up.

The proposal is part of the city council's draft long-term plan, released today.

Christchurch deputy mayor and councillor Andrew Turner spoke to Susie Ferguson.