This page offers answers to many of Watercare’s commonly asked questions. If you need further help, contact our customer services department on (09) 442 2222.
Who can I talk to about my water bill?
Please visit our billing and payment page for information about our charges and how to pay. To speak with one of our customer services team, please contact us on (09) 442 2222.
Where does my drinking water come from?
Auckland’s water supply is obtained from three different types of sources; dams, rivers and from under the ground. Learn more about Auckland’s water sources here.
What is in my drinking water?
Watercare treats water to ensure it is safe to drink. The Annual Water Quality Report offers in-depth information regarding the physical and chemical parameters of the drinking water produced at Auckland’s main water treatment plants. The report is available for download from our reports and publications page.
Where is my wastewater treated?
Your wastewater is transported through a 7,300 kilometre public wastewater network to one of 20 wastewater treatment plants. However, the majority of Auckland’s wastewater is treated at either the Mangere or Rosedale plants.
Here the wastewater is treated to produce treated wastewater and biosolids to standards that protect public health, the local environment and our coasts and harbours. Watercare is continually seeking more environmentally friendly ways of doing this.
What is the average rainfall per year in the Auckland region?
The Auckland region receives between 1200 to 1250 millimetres of rain per year. Find out more about current water storage levels here.
How do I report a leak or fault in the public water supply?
Please contact Watercare on (09) 442 2222 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should I speak with if I have concerns about my water quality or supply?
Please contact Watercare on (09) 442 2222 or email us on email@example.com.