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Water supply and wastewater

With no additional funding - $2,168 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a hand holding a half filled glass of water, with raindrops falling from a cloud above.We would be able to:

  • undertake projects which are contractually committed or in-flight
  • continue work on the Central Interceptor project
  • undertake all required renewals of critical assets (key transmission assets and treatment plants)
  • limit growth investment (around 60 per cent of the optimal growth programme)
  • continue smart meters and new connections.

The implications of no additional funding would expose us to more risk.

This would mean:

  • almost all planned network pipe renewals would be deferred, increasing the risk of asset failures and water lost through leaks
  • water infrastructure does not keep up with new residential growth areas
  • water supply resilience would be reduced
  • energy neutrality initiatives would be delayed, impacting on the council group's implementation of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

With the additional funding of $145 million proposed - $2,313 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a dam.We could also:

  • increase 50 per cent of planned local network pipe renewals with a focus on central Auckland*
  • increase growth investment (around 80 per cent of the optimal growth programme)
  • continue leak detection
  • design work on the Huia water treatment plant.

Stormwater

With no additional funding - $356 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a water pipe.We would be able to:

  • continue investing in minor capital works for reactive repairs and renewals only
  • deliver stormwater infrastructure to the Clinker Place special housing area
  • design the stormwater upgrade of the Corban Reserve
  • renew and upgrade critical assets such as the East Tamaki dam, and the Paremuka dam culverts
  • continue to deliver on our current deliver Water Quality Targeted Rate programme commitments
  • deliver Ports of Auckland outfalls upgrade.

The implications of no additional funding would expose us to more risk. This would mean:

  • deferral of growth and flood protection programmes and some renewal projects
  • limiting our ability to respond quickly to adverse weather events. Other planned investment may need to be reprioritised in the event of an emergency.

With the additional funding of $54 million proposed - $410 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a construction worker cutting a pipe with a circular saw.We could also:

  • make faster progress on growth, renewal and flooding projects, such as the Corban Reserve upgrade, Awakeri Stage 2, Bracken and Tennyson Avenue, Totara Vale Drive and the renewal of Point England outfalls
  • provide for emergency works, to respond quickly to sudden asset failures caused by adverse weather such as flooding, tomo, slips and sinkholes without affecting other planned investment.

You should know

This is a highlight of the key topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. See pages 22-23 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for complete information and financial details.

Water supply and wastewater

With no additional funding - $2,168 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a hand holding a half filled glass of water, with raindrops falling from a cloud above.We would be able to:

  • undertake projects which are contractually committed or in-flight
  • continue work on the Central Interceptor project
  • undertake all required renewals of critical assets (key transmission assets and treatment plants)
  • limit growth investment (around 60 per cent of the optimal growth programme)
  • continue smart meters and new connections.

The implications of no additional funding would expose us to more risk.

This would mean:

  • almost all planned network pipe renewals would be deferred, increasing the risk of asset failures and water lost through leaks
  • water infrastructure does not keep up with new residential growth areas
  • water supply resilience would be reduced
  • energy neutrality initiatives would be delayed, impacting on the council group's implementation of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

With the additional funding of $145 million proposed - $2,313 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a dam.We could also:

  • increase 50 per cent of planned local network pipe renewals with a focus on central Auckland*
  • increase growth investment (around 80 per cent of the optimal growth programme)
  • continue leak detection
  • design work on the Huia water treatment plant.

Stormwater

With no additional funding - $356 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a water pipe.We would be able to:

  • continue investing in minor capital works for reactive repairs and renewals only
  • deliver stormwater infrastructure to the Clinker Place special housing area
  • design the stormwater upgrade of the Corban Reserve
  • renew and upgrade critical assets such as the East Tamaki dam, and the Paremuka dam culverts
  • continue to deliver on our current deliver Water Quality Targeted Rate programme commitments
  • deliver Ports of Auckland outfalls upgrade.

The implications of no additional funding would expose us to more risk. This would mean:

  • deferral of growth and flood protection programmes and some renewal projects
  • limiting our ability to respond quickly to adverse weather events. Other planned investment may need to be reprioritised in the event of an emergency.

With the additional funding of $54 million proposed - $410 million capital spend over three years

Illustration of a construction worker cutting a pipe with a circular saw.We could also:

  • make faster progress on growth, renewal and flooding projects, such as the Corban Reserve upgrade, Awakeri Stage 2, Bracken and Tennyson Avenue, Totara Vale Drive and the renewal of Point England outfalls
  • provide for emergency works, to respond quickly to sudden asset failures caused by adverse weather such as flooding, tomo, slips and sinkholes without affecting other planned investment.

You should know

This is a highlight of the key topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. See pages 22-23 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for complete information and financial details.