Water is precious

Auckland, our water situation is stable

This page outlines what to do now that restrictions aren't in force


Water is precious

Even though our water supply is stable, water should not be wasted. With Auckland being a coastal city, water can often seem like it is abundant, but tap water is not an infinite resource.

We'd ask that you please remember that water is precious and it’s important to use it wisely. Weaving the following tips into your routine will help you conserve water and lower your bill.

Image of a boy washing an apple. Text to the side is about how to save water around the home.

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

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

If 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

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Save water in the laundry

If we combine the average shower, bath, and toilet water use, almost 50 per cent of daily water consumption within the home is attributed to the bathroom. 
Image of a woman cleaning her teeth in the bathroom

Save water in the bathroom

Older washing machines can use 200 litres of water per wash. Simply replacing an older machine for a front-loader can result in massive water savings.

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Save water in the kitchen

With so many tasks using water in the kitchen, there's a great opportunity for water reduction.

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water is precious