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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 following table gives the expenditure by local authorities on the construction and maintenance of sewage and drainage works over the period 1959 to 1964 compared with total expenditure for all works.

Year Total Annual Expenditure on All Works Annual Expenditure on Sewage and Drainage Percentage of Total on Sewage and Drainage
£ £ Per Cent
1959–60 66,197,345 9,321,075 14.0
1960–61 68,819,859 9,309,001 13.8
1961–62 75,876,809 9,659,133 12.8
1962–63 79,327,917 10,291,661 13.0
1963–64 74,578,179 3,599,579 ..

These figures were abstracted from the Local Authority Statistics published by the Department of Statistics. 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.