The New Zealand Government have indicated that between
$120 billion and $185 billion needs to be invested over the next 30 years to
meet drinking water and environmental standards and provide for future
The government believes that through reform, the costs
for our households and communities over time will reduce substantially.
The government claims that separating New Zealand into
four entities strikes the right balance between economies of scale and the
needs and interests of local communities. The research supports this,
indicating that entities that deliver services to at least 600,000 to 800,000
connections, can achieve significant efficiency gains.