28 Jul 2020

Wellington Water network struggles to meet demand

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 28 July 2020

Wellington Water is cautioning it will have to impose regular water restrictions, or spend hundreds of millions upgrading the network, unless the region cuts its water use.

A Wellington Water report says it could struggle to meet the region's daily demand as soon as 2026, or if the region experiences a one-in-15 year drought. 

Jeremy McKibbin is the network's group manager and speaks to Māni Dunlop.