25 Feb 2020

Northlanders claim water tastes salty as drought bites

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 25 February 2020

Northland's drought crisis is getting worse with the regional council on the verge of restricting water usage in 23 coastal communities.

The acquifers in those areas are dangerously low - so low that people drawing water from them may start noticing it tastes salty. It can take months for a bore to recover once saltwater gets into it.

Ali McHugh is from the Northland Regional Council.

She speaks to Corin Dann.