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Hamilton's less well-off and large families will be the big losers if the introduction of water meters goes ahead - so much so that officials already expect they'll need help paying their bills.
Unreleased background papers never shown to the council reveal in meticulous detail exactly how officials could roll out the introduction of water meters in Hamilton, down to a communications strategy on how to sell it to the public.
The council has not yet voted on whether to proceed with meters but the two-year-old report, commissioned in the early months of the last term, demonstrates how planning was well advanced. The papers show the city's poorest and largest households will be hit hardest.