Increased commercial use in Auckland: One of the main reasons why Watercare is not meeting its Water Efficiency targets is because of the increased commercial use of water in Auckland.
However, many of these companies have their own water efficiency targets, and the installation of smart meters will help them manage their water use.
While the price of Auckland’s water itself is not the cheapest in New Zealand, other factors are driving industry to Auckland. These include industry wanting to be closer to their main markets, which makes being in Auckland more cost effective overall. They are also moving to Auckland for security of supply.
In light of the increased use of water by commercial users, Management will now start providing the Board with details of the split between Residential PPC and Commercial PPC.
Source: Insights Report on Auckland Council.