Auckland’s consumption of mains water should be reduced by at least one fifth per person over the next 30 years, under the region’s first-ever water strategy which has begun to take shape, Stuff reports. Areas to explore after initial steps were approved by councillors are: new homes having “grey water” tanks to feed toilets and washing machines, a reduction in leaks from pipes, and changing water consumption habits. Meanwhile, opinions were divided on whether the targets were unachievable, or not ambitious enough, with one councillor arguing that reducing per capita use would push prices higher.