Exploring the issues facing New Zealand’s water, wastewater and stormwater sector

An issues paper prepared for LGNZ by Castalia Strategic Advisors.

The LGNZ 3 Waters project is a proactive and collaborative effort by local government, central government and the water sector to improve asset performance and service provision in potable, waste and stormwater across New Zealand.

The project was established by LGNZ in 2013 to respond to an information gap that was revealed in the 2011 National Infrastructure Plan, when it suggested that the three waters system in New Zealand may be broken.

The approach being taken here provides the best option for developing sustainable solutions for New Zealand where we can gain measurable improvements over time. The issues paper presents the key issues facing the sector that arguably need to be addressed if we are to achieve this aim.

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