Handy tips to save water from Auckland Council

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Prolonged dry weather in the Auckland region is putting pressure on water supplies for rural residents. This might also apply to Hobsonville Point water tanks so please read on. See below to find out where you can fill water containers or take a shower at a council facility. This page also contains information about tank water supply in Auckland, links to water saving tips and FAQs about water.

Community water collection sites

Water is available to be collected for domestic use at the sites listed below.

  • You can take up to 20L of water per person in your household per day, in handheld containers.
  • Māori Wardens and council staff will be at each site to assist.
  • Read our advice on filling and storing water containers here.
Location Address (links open in Google Maps) Opening hours
Wellsford Community Centre 1 Matheson Road, Wellsford 10am – 8pm
Warkworth Town Hall Corner Neville & Alnwick streets 10am – 8pm
Helensville Library 49 Commercial Road, Helensville 10am – 8pm
Orewa Service Centre 50 Centreway Road, Orewa 10am – 8pm
Te Puru Community Centre 954R Whitford-Maraetai Road, Beachlands 10am – 8pm
Matiatia carpark, Waiheke Behind the car rental yard, off Ocean View Road. 7am – 7pm
Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke Access off O’Brien Road. Tap located on the side of the sports building facing the playing fields, and the hydrant is by the water tanks 7am – 7pm
Piha Domain Campground (community-led) 21 Seaview Road, Piha. Tap is at the office building. 8.30am – 8.30pm
Kawakawa Bay Community Hall (community-led) 9 Kawakawa Orere Road, Kawakawa Bay. Tap is inside, in the kitchen. 4pm-7pm on 18 and 19 February
Army Bay 1501 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay. Tap is by the toilet block. Access from the boat ramp car park. 6am – 8pm
Wenderholm Regional Park 37 Schischka Road, Waiwera. Tap at the water fountain, next to the main car park near bach access gate. Signage and road cones in place. 6am – 8pm

Click here for more information on the Waiheke contingency drinking water supply.

Take a shower and fill water containers

The council facilities listed below are providing showering facilities to the public and water filling points for handheld containers.

Click the links below for opening hours and centre addresses.

Water tanks for filling containers

Water tanks are available for you to fill up hand-held containers at the following locations:

We will be installing up to 20 of these 10,000L tanks at locations around the region and will update this list as more sites are added.

Please turn taps off after use, take only 20L per person in your household per day, and report any issues to Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 (referencing the location of the tank).

Information about tank water supply

Click here for information on commercial water tank supplies.

Updated 16/2/2020

Tips for saving water

Watercare notes that Auckland’s metropolitan water supply situation is stable, with no restrictions in place. However, it is encouraging people to use water wisely, especially on hot days when they tend to use more than normal.

Visit the Watercare website.

General information and FAQs

Click for general information regarding Auckland’s water supply

The council is using the connections and coordinating function of its Auckland Emergency Management team to bring together a council-wide response to water shortages and is working alongside Watercare.

How Auckland Council is saving water

Auckland Council has turned off almost all of its water features and fountains to save water.

Splash pads have been turned off, except those at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre and Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre. Both of these splash pads filter, treat and reuse up to 99 per cent of the water they use.

The council is continuing to water sports fields to ensure that they can still be used during winter.

Find out more about what Auckland Council is doing to save water