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Take a tour of our water and wastewater treatment plants

27 September 2017


Visitors at the Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Ever wondered how your drinking water is treated, or what happens to your wastewater after you flush the loo or take a shower? Come along for a behind-the-scenes tour and ask as many questions as you like! 

Watercare is hosting public open days at three of our facilities: Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant, Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant and Ardmore Water Treatment Plant.

Tours will be held between 9am and 4pm and last approximately 50 minutes. Maximum group size is 10 people. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as the tour may involve stairs and some uneven surfaces.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour departs. Remember to wear long-sleeves, long pants and closed, flat shoes (no high heels or jandals). Bring a raincoat/sun block. ​

Children aged over the age of 12 are most welcome. 

Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant

Date: Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28

Time: Tours start on the hour from 9am and the last tour is at 3pm

Place: Island Road (off Mark Ford Drive), Māngere

Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant

Date: Saturday, November 11

Time: Tours start on the hour from 9am and the last tour is at 3pm

Place: Rosedale Water Treatment Plant, 2 Jack Hinton Rd, Rosedale

Ardmore Water Trea​tment Plant 


Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: Tours start on the hour from 9am and the last tour is at 3pm

Place: Ardmore Water Treatment Plant, 250 Creightons Rd, Ardmore

Bookings are essential and are organised on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please email open.day@water.co.nz​ indicating which facility you’d like to visit and your preference for a morning or afternoon tour.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour departs. Remember to wear closed, flat shoes (no high heels or jandals). Bring a raincoat/sun block. 

Any queries, please call Maxine Clayton: 09-539 8378.​

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