Work is already underway to boost our water supply
Our new water treatment plant in Tuakau went into service in July 2021. It is treating up to 50MLD (million litres a day) from the Waikato River, and is therefore our largest and most significant drought response project. This will provide a good safety net if the weather turns out to be drier than forecasters anticipate and reduces the likelihood of moving into more stringent restrictions.
In Summer 2021/2022, we will complete the second stage of our Papakura Water Treatment Plant, which will take production capacity to 12MLD. An upgrade of our Waitakere Water Treatment Plant will also boost treatment capacity by an extra 8MLD.