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Be Waterwise

Aucklanders are the most efficient water users in the country. While this is a great achievement, there are still things you can do to cut down on unnecessary water usage. It is not about going without; it is about using water wisely and minimising wastage of this precious resource.

What are the benefits of being water wise?

  • You will save money by reducing your water bill. If you use a lot of hot water, you may also reduce your energy bill.
  • You will help the environment. Every drop of water you use has CO2 built into it as a result of the processes it takes to clean it before and after you use it. So by using less water, you are reducing your carbon footprint. Not only that, you will be helping to reduce the volume of infrastructure we have to build to deliver water and wastewater services to your property.

How can I find out about ways to be waterwise?

If you are a resident check out:

  • our free water audit service. All you need to do is spend around 30 minutes on the phone explaining how your family uses water. You will then receive a personalised report outlining the best ways for your household to save water. Over the following 12 months, our partners, the EcoMatters Environment Trust, will track your water consumption and update you on progress. Contact us on (09) 442 2222 or info@water.co.nz to sign up
  • our be waterwise for households booklet which has comprehensive water saving tips and information
  • our summer edition of Tapped In which features a case study as well as tips on how to be waterwise.
  • our autumn edition of Tapped In which features a case study as well as information on how to check for water leaks
  • the usage comparison table on your bill. It shows how your household’s consumption compares with households of a similar size.

 

If you run a business or organisation, check out:

  • our be waterwise for businesses and organisations booklet. It contains a comprehensive range of tips and best practices for different types of industries including offices, retail, manufacturing, food and beverage processing. It also features case studies, both local and international, of efficiency initiatives that organisations have adopted with great results
  • our business case studies on NZ Bakels and Unitec
  • our options for further assistance. We are happy to help you by: going through your accounts and meters as well as answering questions about your charges; setting up monthly reporting for businesses holding multiple accounts wanting to track water use, setting up temporary smart metering to build a time of use profile of your consumption and flag leaks (charges may apply), discussing water management tools and water saving technologies and techniques.

 

If you manage a school, check out:

  • our be waterwise for households booklet which has comprehensive water saving tips and information that is relevant to schools
  • our free water education programme. Your pupils can take part in hands-on lessons that will teach them about water, wastewater and their local environment. Our experienced teacher can deliver these lessons in person or provide you with comprehensive teaching resources.