Heroes save 20 litres a day

While restrictions apply to outdoor water use across Auckland, we're asking everyone to play their part and reduce water use indoors by at least 20 litres a day - that's two buckets of water. It may seem like a lot, but by making small changes to your daily routine it's easy to do. If you're wondering when to start saving 20 litres, well, the answer is today. If you're wondering how to save 20 litres, look no further. Our tips below will get you started, but wait, there's more. We now have a website dedicated to helping you and your family save water.

Visit Water for Life and start your water saving journey

water saving tip from a local water saving hero

Water for Life is your go-to site for water saving

Water for Life shares stories and information about the water that sustains our growing city of Tāmaki Makaurau. The website was launched earlier this year when Auckland was in the grips of the worst drought on record. With our total water storage nowhere near where it should be, we still need everyone to save water, and that’s where Water for Life comes in. You'll meet local water saving heroes like Vaibhav who'll share their tips for reusing and conserving water. Plus, our online stories and resources will offer Aucklanders a better understanding of why we all need to treat water as precious.

Visit the website and start your water saving journey

What else does Water for Life offer?

  • You can learn about what we do to deliver safe drinking water to households and businesses, and treat your wastewater once it leaves
  • Discover our resources to help kids become water guardians
  • Schools can check out our free water education programme
water saving tip from a local hero

Kick off your water saving journey with these tips

Spend a minute less in the shower
Save 12 litres of water

Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth or shave
Save 4 litres of water

When possible, use a half flush when flushing the toilet
Save 6 litres of water with every flush

Fix a leaking tap
Save 33 litres a day

Other resources for your home and office

If you're after posters for the home or office, we've got you covered. These water saving superhero posters from our previous campaign will encourage everyone to do their bit and save 20 litres a day.
 

Superhero dishwashing poster

Click here to download our ready-to-print A3 dishwashing poster
For our A2 poster with crop marks click here

Superhero shower poster

Click here to download our ready-to-print A3 shower poster
For our A2 poster with crop marks click here

Superhero laundry poster

Click here to download our ready-to-print A3 laundry poster
For our A2 poster with crop marks click here

Superhero teeth brushing poster

Click here to download our ready-to-print A3 shower poster
Click here to download our A2 poster with crop marks


For our A4 poster of water saving tips for the home, click here.

If your school or daycare is wanting to encourage water saving, click here and here to download our posters of tips.