Expenditure by Local Authorities
The annual expenditure on the construction and maintenance of public water supplies exceeds £5 million. The following table gives the expenditure by local authorities on the construction and maintenance of water supply facilities over the period 1959 to 1964. Waterworks expenditure is compared with total expenditure on construction and maintenance for all works.
These figures were abstracted from Local Authority Statistics, published by the Department of Statistics.
|Year||Total Annual Expenditure on all Works||Annual Expenditure on Waterworks||Percentage of Total on Waterworks|
NOTE—Total expenditure on all works excludes that by special-purpose authorities apart from urban drainage authorities.
by Denis Anderson Ferrier, B.E.(HONS.), B.SC.(N.Z.), D.I.C. Civil Engineering Division, Ministry of Works, Wellington.