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|
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.
- Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre, Stanmore Bay
- Albany Stadium Pool, Albany
- Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre, Glenfield
- West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre, Henderson
- Franklin Pool and Leisure Centre, Pukekohe
- Jubilee Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre, Pukekohe
- Whiteside Pool, Waiuku
- Massey Park Pool, Papakura
- Wenderholm Regional Park, Waiwera (cold water only – shower is located outside the northern-most toilet block).
- Whangateau Holiday Park, 559 Leigh Road, Whangateau – open for showers, toilets and coin-operated laundry between 8am and 6pm.
Water tanks for filling containers
Water tanks are available for you to fill up hand-held containers at the following locations:
- Karaka Sports Park, 372 Blackbridge Road, Karaka
- Kawakawa Bay Community Hall, 9 Kawakawa Orere Road, Kawakawa Bay
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
- The council and Watercare are in close contact and supporting each other in planning initiatives for rural residents
- Watercare has 11 water tanker filling stations in Auckland, nine of these stations are open 24/7 and the Wellsford and Helensville sites are open between 10am and 4pm.
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.
General information and FAQs
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.