Water is a very precious resource. It forms a crucial part of our environment and it helps keep us healthy.

Because it’s so precious, it’s really important we all do our bit to save water. Every drop really does count.

Sometimes, we take water for granted. We have taps that bring it straight into our homes and drains to take it away again after we have used it. On average, every person in Auckland uses between 140 and 175 litres of water per day, but we don't often wonder where it comes from or where it’s going.

We waste water when

  • we leave the tap running while brushing our teeth 
  • we let the tap run while waiting for the hot water to come through  
  • we have long showers 
  • we ignore running or dripping taps  
  • we wash clothes, food or dishes under a running tap 

Luckily, it's easy to make a few simple tips a big part of our everyday routine.

Did you know

Water is vital for life. You would survive for less than a week without water. 

Water is the most natural, healthy thing we can drink. On average, our bodies are around 60 per cent water and our brains are 78 per cent water. So it’s important to drink water to keep our minds and bodies active.

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