The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69
The Government has expended about £510,000 on the construction of reservoirs, water-races, and sludge-channels on the gold-fields; and extensive works of a similar character have been carried out by private enterprise.page 6
All the cities and principal towns in New Zealand are supplied with water at the cost of the Corporations. Auckland, Napier, and Lyttelton have pumping schemes, but the others are supplied by gravitation. Christchurch and Blenheim have no public scheme, but each individual can have an ample supply on his own premises at a trifling cost by sinking an artesian well.