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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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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
£ £ Per Cent
1959–60 66,197,345 5,826,833 8·8
1960–61 68,819,859 5,960,051 8·7
1961–62 75,876,809 6,892,633 9·1
1962–63 79,327,917 7,663,584 9·7
1963–64 74,578,179 5,551,783 ..

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.