Environment

Beyond the Waikato: Auckland needs salt or recycled water options

Gavin Evans
Wed, 17 Feb 2021

Beyond the Waikato: Auckland needs salt or recycled water options
Waikato River water alone won't meet Auckland's long-term needs
Gavin Evans
Wed, 17 Feb 2021
Watercare Services has been urged to continue investigating purified wastewater and desalination as long-term options to meet Auckland’s increasing water demand.The additional supply the city is seeking from the Waikato River is the only option that can be put in place before 2026 when rising demand is projected to have eaten into the city’s buffer for drought-level supplies, according to a study by engineering consultants Beca.While Watercare has other smaller, nearer terms options it can pursue out to 2030 – including measur...

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