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  •   Home > News > Local Politics

    Hamilton's mayor is concerned for the city's future water supply

    Hamilton's mayor is concerned for the city's future water supply


    The city council is urging Auckland's Watercare organisation to develop a new water source and reduce its reliance on the Waikato River.

    The Hamilton council is opposing a Watercare application to take a further 150-million-litres per day from the river.

    Mayor Paula Southgate says if Auckland gets a 35-year consent to do so, it could lock Hamilton out of a critical resource as demand there also grows.

    She says there are businesses wanting to move into the area, as well as big areas of new housing, which need water.

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