I think we just take it for granted everything will be in working order.

When we turn on the tap to fill the kettle, take a shower or flush the toilet.

Water will be there when we want it and disappear, somewhere out of sight, after we have finished with it. I hear water referred to now as "the new gold".

I have always been concerned about water, and not just drinking water. It stems from my time as a Bay of Plenty regional councillor.

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I remember we received a report on the water quality at our most popular swimming

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