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Wellington City Council member: City’s under-investment in water systems is taking a toll

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Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 8:06am
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Wellington City Council member: City’s under-investment in water systems is taking a toll

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 8:06am

New Wellington City Council data suggests the capital is losing its sense of mojo, and the city’s water woes could be to blame. 

Wellbeing indicators show a sense of community and pride have fallen in the capital over the past four years. 

Council member Fleur Fitzsimons told Kate Hawkesby the city’s under-investment in water systems is taking a toll. 

She’s says it’s not uncommon for the water to be out and pipes to be leaking and that Wellingtonians are fed up. 

The most important thing the council does is bring water into people’s homes, which hasn’t been invested in for years.

Fitzsimons says we are now seeing the cost of that. 

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