New Zealand’s national stadium, Eden Park, has switched from using treated drinking water to bore water, irrigating their turf with Watercare’s new custom-made water treatment plant and reinstated bore. The move is projected to save about 16 million litres of water a year, Auckland Council announces. The bore was installed more than 20 years ago, but has been out of service since 2008 because sandy sediment and minerals were causing major concrete stains and clogging irrigators. From Friday 16 April, the 25-metre-deep bore will pump out up to 163,000 litres per day to water the turf. The water saved will equate to the annual water usage of 87 households.