How the Auckland Council could save $30m a year

Combining the Auckland Council's water company with its in-house drainage operation could save $30 million a year.

That is the biggest potential saving found in the first four reviews of the council operations, and could undo part of the amalgamation process of the city.

A high-level review of the city's so-called Three Waters stops short of a merger, but the mayor Phil Goff said that could be a future step.

Amalgamation created a council-owned company called Watercare to deliver water and treat sewage and wastewater, leaving drainage within the council. See more