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Charging for water use


EDITORIAL: Any politician worth their salt knows never to waste a crisis.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel softly dropped the idea in recent days that it might be time for her city to reconsider the vexed issue of charging based on water usage.

Coming as the Garden City responds to dealing with a multi-million dollar bill to fend off pressure for permanent chlorination, the debate is essential, even if it has been had many times before.

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