Water in New Zealand has fallen to its lowest level in 40 years, and a shortage of emergency supplies is worsening the country’s water crisis.
Key points:Water supplies are running low in New Zeland as authorities try to contain the situationWater has been rationed for many households as part of a massive crackdown on COVID-19 outbreaksWater is being supplied through the air via two new water tankers in the city of WaikatoThe city of Whangarei is also using water from the two water tanks.
Key Points:Water in New York is being rationed in order to stop people going without waterThe New York Times reports that it is the second time this year that water in New Yorkers has been restrictedNew Zealand’s main water source, Lake Champlain, is being shut down as part to contain COVID outbreaks.
New Zealand has seen its annual average of rainfall fall by an average of 6.3 millimetres a day in the last year, and it has been hard hit by outbreaks of the coronavirus and the E. coli bacteria.
A shortage of water has been a key concern in New South Wales and Victoria, which both experienced heavy rainfalls last week.
On Tuesday, New Zealand Environment Minister John Key said the government was making decisions about water supplies, but he didn’t provide any details on the measures being taken.
“It’s not just water, it’s other supplies as well.
So it’s a huge challenge,” Mr Key said.”
We’re seeing people in the bush getting their water turned off.”
Water is currently being supplied via two water tanker systems, a system of nine tankers and two tanker trucks.
Both the tankers will carry water from Waikati and the Waihi rivers.
The city is also looking to reduce reliance on coal-fired power plants, and is planning to build a new two-storey water tower.
Newzealand is facing a coronaviral pandemic with more than 500,000 cases of the virus, with coronaviruses spread through the consumption of contaminated water, food and the environment.
The outbreak in New Guinea was the worst in the world and there are fears it could spread to New Zealand and other countries.