Turner slams barbaric council threat to cut water
Turner slams ‘barbaric’ council threat to cut
United Future deputy leader Judy Turner today
slammed the Far North District Council’s plan to reintroduce
a policy of reducing water flow to properties that are well
behind with payments.
“This is a barbaric response and a
dangerous one. People need water. It is a basic of life and
it is quite appalling to see threats of it being withheld
under any circumstances at all,” she said,
about cutting an essential service for non-payment in a
low-income area where a lot of people are not working and
would struggle to maintain an acceptable living standard as
it is,” Mrs Turner, United Future’s health spokeswoman,
“We already face health problems based on poverty in
this country. This can only make that worse.
council and others facing such issues need to look at any
number of other options, including legal remedies.
you do not hold people’s water back. What next? Bring back
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