8 Jun 2020

$180 million could be spent on easing Auckland's water woes

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 8 June 2020

The water shortage in Auckland shows no signs of letting up - and city's water supplier, Watercare, could spend up to $180 million on finding different water sources. 

This could include desalinating seawater. 

Auckland's dam storage levels are now at 45 percent - usually at this time of year, they're around 77 percent. 

And experts say dry conditions are expected to continue through to the end of this month. 

Watercare chief executive Raveen Jaduram talks to Karyn Hay. 

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Photo: SIMON RUNTING

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