Iain Rabbitts: Safe drinking water cannot be left to local politics – NZ Herald

Iain Rabbitts: Safe drinking water cannot be left to local politics – NZ Herald

Funding of safe drinking water is not expensive. Not when compared with the contamination of water at Havelock North which made 5500 people sick and possibly killed three others. It’s especially not expensive when we think on a national level.

It’s a national problem, which should be approached nationally not parochially and on a scheme by scheme basis. We need to stop worrying about how the 250 residents of Punakaiki are going to provide infrastructure for 500,000 visitors and start thinking how New Zealand can pay for it.

By NZ Herald

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11955083