The Kāpiti water meter phone survey involving 1200 households shows just 29 per cent want meters and the river recharge scheme favoured by the KCDC.
The biggest proportion of those surveyed – 44% — want the KCDC to build a dam.
It has also been suggested unofficially, the results reveal ‘ambivalence’ on the question of water meters.
The main findings are:
- 38% support a dam
- 29% support option 1 (stage 1 river recharge and water meters)
- 15% support full river recharge and no meters
- 44% agreed that the CRAG recommendation of a 50/50 charging split was fair, 35% disagreed and 21% said they couldn’t answer the question
- 85% said they had read the Council information on water issues
The survey firm, UMR Research, says the survey — held between May 12 and May 17 — has an accuracy of plus or minus 2.8%.
The research team warns against attaching too much credence to the smaller samples – those involving less than 100 interviews. They say these readings should be seen as ‘indicative’.
Council received the survey results and won’t be commenting in the meanwhile.
The results will now form part of the submission process for consideration by elected members next week.