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Christchurch Community Water Sovereignty Rally
30 August at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Industry lobby group Water NZ is touring New Zealand to promote its vision of a centralised business model for the delivery of drinking water in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Water NZ would like to see the management of drinking water supplies taken away from communities and their elected representatives.
Under their preferred model we could expect to see:
– Mandatory chlorination and fluoridation
– Metering and charging of consumers on a business basis
– A structure that would eventually allow privatisation of water delivery under a future neo-liberal Government
The Government is currently reviewing the way community drinking water is supplied and managed. The people of Christchurch need to tell the Government and Water NZ that we demand the right as citizens to choose how our water supply is managed and kept safe, and we want to retain ownership and management of our infrastructure in the community’s hands.
Water NZ will be holding their Christchurch roadshow at (details…) on Thursday 30 August at 9am. Aotearoa Water Action (‘AWA’) will be holding a rally at the site starting at 8.30. Come along and join us in making the voice of the people of Christchurch heard.