Water looks after us, so let's look after water.

Auckland, it's important we all work together to look after water.

If you're wondering why we need to do this, well, from November 2019 to May 2020 our region received only 60 per cent of normal rainfall. That resulted in the region's worst drought on record. Water is a precious resource and we need to all do our bit to conserve it at all times.

Recent rainfall has had a positive impact on our water storage dams, with levels rising past 90% for the first time since 4 February 2019. Aucklanders have also done a fantastic job of reducing their water consumption over the 17 months that the region was under water restrictions. Collectively, Aucklanders have saved more than 20 billion litres of water.

On Thursday 21 October, Auckland Council’s governing body unanimously agreed to lift the region’s remaining stage 1 outdoor water restrictions from Saturday 23 October. 

While our water storage is currently stable and restrictions have been lifted, we are still urging everyone to continue saving water when and where possible. Reusing water to feed your garden and vegetable patch is one way to get started on your water saving journey. Click here for more tips and tricks on how you can get involved.

Let's all stick with the great habits we've developed during restrictions

Saving water can be as easy as reducing your shower time to four minutes or turning the tap off while you soap your hands or brush your teeth. It’s not about making big sacrifices – it’s about throwing out old habits and replacing them with ones that put less strain on our precious resource. We don’t want you to stop using water, we just want you to think before you turn the tap on.

For those on tank water, now is a good time to check your water levels and look at booking a top up. If you're yet to look into whether a rain tank might be a good option for you and your household, you can find out more here.

To put us in the best position for summer, our team has been working hard on projects that increase the availability of water for Auckland, but they still need you to do your bit.

Water looks after us, so let's look after water.