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  •   Home > News > National

    Auckland's water drought is getting a small boost from Pukekohe's water bores

    Auckland's water drought is getting a small boost from Pukekohe's water bores


    They've been out of action since 2013, and Watercare has started drawing up to five million litres a day from the Hickeys water treatment plant.

    Acting chief executive Marlon Bridge says the return of the bores puts Auckland in a good position heading into summer.

    He says it will help by lessening the city's reliance on dam sources.

    The dams are 67.5 percent full today.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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