Collecting rainwater

Auckland benefits from regular rainfall most of the year. You can use rainwater for:

  • watering your garden
  • washing your car
  • supplying your washing machine and toilet
  • topping up spas and swimming pools.

Where a public water supply is available, rainwater is generally not advised for drinking-water connections such as in kitchens and bathrooms.

Tanks and barrels
Outdoor or indoor use?
Factors to consider
Legislation and consents