New Plymouth is to get two new water reservoirs as part of the district council's strategy to increase the resilience of the region's water supply.
Building work starts this week and will add 9000 cubic metres of water storage to the district's supply from 2022 - the equivalent of 36,000 bathtubs.
The project is expected to cost $16-18 million, subject to earthwork and weather variables.
The reservoirs will be built on sites off Henwood and Mountain roads, next to existing reservoirs, and they will take about two years to complete. Read more