Waikato River water
The Waikato River is the longest in New Zealand, running 425 kilometres from Mt Ruapehu to the Tasman Sea at Port Waikato.
Supplying water to Auckland
- Since 2002, the Waikato River has been part of Auckland’s water supply network, providing an average of 136,000 cubic metres of water to the region each day.
- Over the past 12 months, water from the Waikato accounted for up to 40% of Auckland's total water supply.
- We currently have resource consent to take up to 175,000 cubic metres per day from the river.
Treating Waikato River water