11 Nov 2019

Dunedin faces summer without main water supply after fire

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 11 November 2019

Dunedin will not run out of water after a massive fire damaged the city's water supply, but it will come at a cost.

The fire took hold near Middlemarch on Saturday, spreading across about 5000 hectares of grassland and into one of the city's main catchment areas.

While the fire has been contained, Dunedin now faces a summer without its largest water supply which has been contaminated.

Tess Brunton reports from Dunedin.