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!
image of a calculator that links to our water calculator where you can work out your household usage

What's your water footprint?

It takes less than five minutes to find out what your water footprint is and where you can make changes to your household water use. If you're saving water, you're reducing your water footprint and saving money.

Click here to take the water calculator test

Auckland water efficiency plan

Auckland Water Efficiency Plan 2021 to 2025

Learn about where our water comes from, what we're doing to make the most of this precious resource and how you can do your bit.

Click here to read our water efficiency plan.

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Free water checks

Do you have a high water bill? We offer a free service thanks to EcoMatters Environment Trust which helps you use water more efficiently. The team at EcoMatters 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. Click here to find out more.

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