Auckland water supply at lowest level in 25 years

By Bronson Perich

Lack of rain has caused a chronic water shortage in Auckland. Environmental scientist Sophia Olo-Whaanga says that Auckland has not increased its emergency water supplies since 1960.

“We’ve also not added catchment or climate capacity since 1960, when Auckland was a population of 400,000,” Sophia Olo-Whaanga says.

New Zealand’s largest city now has 1.6 million people and Auckland Council is now looking at alternatives.