• The Waikato River supplies metropolitan Auckland.

  • The Hoteo River supplies Wellsford.

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.

More information

Treating Waikato River water