Be Waterwise

A family using a watering can to water the garden as part of their waterwise approach

Aucklanders are the most efficient water users in the country.

This is a great achievement, but there are still things you can do to help conserve water.

It’s not about going without – we just need to use water wisely and reduce the waste of this precious resource: Be Waterwise!

Tips for schools

Free water audits

Do you have a high water bill? We offer a free service to help you use water more efficiently. All you need to do is spend about 15 minutes on the phone with our partners EcoMatters Environment Trust, telling them how your family uses water.
They will discuss the option of having a water expert come and visit your home and show you all of the ways you can be waterwise.
To register for your free audit, use the sign up form at

EcoMatters Environment Trust works with and for the community to deliver environmental initiatives in partnership with key entities like Watercare, Auckland Council, the Ministry for the Environment as well as other not-for-profits and community groups.