Watercare in Waikato

From 1st October 2019, we began operating Waikato district’s water, wastewater and storm water services. It’s not the first time we’ve worked together - since 2010 we’ve provided wastewater services and drinking water to Tūākau and Pōkeno communities.

Waikato District Council will continue to own all the assets, while we manage the water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure above and below ground.

Our new contract combines Council’s local knowledge and our expertise in the water and wastewater industry. There will be a two-year transition period, and after that we will move to the full operational contract. We’re proud be continuing our relationship with Waikato District Council.
What does the contract mean?
Who oversees our contractual agreement?

Meet some of the team

Our service team is based in Brownlee Street, Ngaruawahia, while other members are out and about across the district.
David Luke is employed at Watercare Waikato
David Luke
Treatment plant operator

David travels all over the district, notching up a large mileage in his 'mobile office' as he carries out routine and emergency management at some of the 16 treatment plants.

Click here to watch David's story.