New Zealand alliance activity picks up pace

Two councils are embracing alliances as a way of streamlining water, wastewater and stormwater services. Splitting plant and network management is a new approach.

Wellington Water, the utility serving more than 400,000 people in the southern part of New Zealand’s North Island, has invited private companies to register their interest in a NZ$200 million (US$143 million) ten-year alliance framework covering network assets.

The move builds on the precedent set by Horowhenua District Council earlier this year by bringing together the operation and...

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