There are several alternate water sources in use across Auckland – some are used by our commercial customers and others by residential customers.
Many commercial customers use our non-potable sites to access water for non-drinking purposes like construction activity or house cleaning. Did you know, we own and operate tanker filling stations which are used by tanker operators to source bulk supplies of water to supply residential customers who have rain tanks. These sites were particularly busy during the drought of 2020.
When it comes to the use of rain tanks and bores as water sources, regardless of whether you are a commercial or residential customer, you need to notify us when you are using either of these. Often a water meter will need to be installed so that your wastewater discharge is measured accurately.
For more on the alternate water sources in use across Auckland and the rules associated with each, click the tiles below: