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NZ faces challenges as it moves to address a patchwork system of regional water infrastructure


The water system of England and Wales was privatised under the administration of Margaret Thatcher in 1989. However, attempts to do the same in Scotland were met with significant opposition, and the utilities were ultimately centralised and kept in public hands.

This is the fork in the road - some argue - that New Zealand now faces as it moves to address a patchwork system of regional water infrastructure. See more