Around 80,000 smart water meters will be rolled out across Auckland in the next four years, as part of the city’s efforts to cure its water woes, RNZ reports. The move follows Auckland Council’s plans to reduce per capita water usage by at least 15 percent by 2050, as part of its water strategy created to help tackle the city’s persisting drought in the midst of climate change and a growing population. The plan was able to be funded in the council’s long-term plan for 2021 to 2031.