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Dry weather water provision - what you need to know

Updated 28/2/2020

Published: 14 February 2020

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Auckland Council provides support for rural communities during dry weather

Prolonged dry weather in the Auckland region is putting pressure on water supplies for rural residents.

See below to find out where you can fill water containers or take a shower at a council facility. This page also contains information about tank water supply in Auckland, links to water saving tips and FAQs about water. 

Community water collection sites 

Water is available to be collected for domestic use at the sites listed below.

  • People can take up to 20L of water per person in their household per day, in handheld containers
  • Some sites have taps on buildings
  • Others have taps running from stand-alone (static) tanks - these may be temporary tanks or existing tanks already on site
  • Please turn taps off after use
  • Report any issues to Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 (referencing the location)
  • Read our advice on filling and storing water containers here.
  • Read our advice for tank owners here 

MAP: Click this link for a map of all water collection sites, including showers at council facilities. 

North

Location Address Hours and service
Albany Stadium Pool Stadium Drive, Albany Weekdays 5.30am-7pm
Weekends 8am-7pm
Showers, container filling
Army Bay boat ramp car park 1501 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay 6am - 8pm
Container filling (tap by toilets)
Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre 73-77 Bentley Ave, Glenfield Weekdays 5.30am-10pm
Weekends 7am-7pm
Showers, container filling
Helensville Library 49 Commercial Road, Helensville Container filling from tank
Kaukapakapa Memorial Hall 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa Daylight hours
Container filling from tap
Kumeu Community Centre 35 Access Road, Kumeu Daylight hours
Container filling from tap
Leigh Hall 4 Cumberland Street, Leigh Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Ranfurly Hall 903 Kaipara Flats Road, Kaipara Flats Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre 159 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay Monday-Thursday 5.30am-9pm
Friday 5.30am-8pm
Weekends 7am-6pm
Showers, container filling
Warkworth Town Hall  Corner Neville & Alnwick streets Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Stillwater Boating Club 70 Duck Creek Road, Stillwater Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Wellsford Community Centre 1 Matheson Road, Wellsford Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Wenderholm Regional Park 37 Schischka Road, Waiwera 6am-8pm
Tap at water fountain by main car park. COLD water shower at northern toilet block.
Whangateau Holiday Park 559 Leigh Road, Whangateau 8am-6pm
Showers, toilets and coin-operated laundry.

West

Location Address Hours and service
Mill Bay, Cornwallis 800 Huia Road, Cornwallis Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Oratia Settlers' Hall 565 West Coast Road, Oratia Daylight hours 
Container filling from tap
Piha Domain Campground (community-led) 21 Seaview Road, Piha 8.30am-8.30pm
Container filling from tap at office building. 
Waitakere Township Hall 37 Township Road, Waitakere Daylight hours 
Container filling from tap
West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson Weekdays 5.30am-9.30pm
Weekends 6am-9.30pm
Showers, container filling

Waiheke

Location Address Hours and service
Matiatia car park, Waiheke  Behind car rental yard, off Oceanview Road. 7am-7pm
Container filling from tap
Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke O'Brien Road 7am-7pm
Container filling from tap on side of sports building facing fields. 

Click here for more information on the Waiheke contingency drinking water supply.

South and East

Location Address Hours and service
Clevedon Community Hall 1 Papakura-Clevedon Road Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Franklin Pool and Leisure Centre 29 Franklin Road, Pukekohe M, W, F 5.30am-8pm
T, Th 5.30am-9pm
Weekends 9am-5pm
Showers, container filling
Hunua Hall 2314 Hunua Road, Papakura Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Jubilee Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre Harry Moore Place, Pukekohe Weekdays 9am-5pm
Weekends 10am-6pm
Showers, container filling
Karaka Sport Park 372 Blackbridge Road, Karaka Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Kawakawa Bay Community Hall 22 Kawakawa-Orere Road, Kawakawa Bay Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Massey Park Pool 2R Ron Keat Drive, Papakura Monday-Thursday 5.30am-8pm
Friday 5.30am-6.30pm
Weekends 6.30am-8pm
Showers, container filling
Orere Point War Memorial Hall 289 Orere Point Road, Orere Point Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Paparimu Hall 345 Paparimu Road, Hunua Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Pukekohe - Auckland Council Customer Service Centre 82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe Daylight hours
Container filling from tank
Te Puru Community Centre 954R Whitford-Maraetai Road, Beachlands Daylight hours
Container filling from tap
Waiuku Service Centre 10 King Street, Waiuku Daylight hours
Container filling from tap
Whiteside Pool Kitchener Road, Waiuku Weekdays 7am-5pm
Weekends 10am-6pm
Showers, container filling

Information about tank water supply

Click here for information on commercial water tank supplies.

Updated 16/2/2020

  • The council and Watercare are in close contact and supporting each other in planning initiatives for rural residents
  • Watercare has 11 water tanker filling stations in Auckland, nine of these stations are open 24/7 and the Wellsford and Helensville sites are open between 10am and 4pm.
  • Watercare has also opened additional temporary filling stations for commercial operators at Kumeu, Orewa and Oratia/Glen Eden. 

Tips for saving water

Watercare notes that Auckland’s metropolitan water supply situation is stable, with no restrictions in place. However, it is encouraging people to use water wisely, especially on hot days when they tend to use more than normal.

Visit the Watercare website.

General information and FAQs

Click for general information regarding Auckland's water supply

The council is using the connections and coordinating function of its Auckland Emergency Management team to bring together a council-wide response to water shortages and is working alongside Watercare.

How Auckland Council is saving water

Auckland Council has turned off almost all of its water features and fountains to save water. 

Splash pads have been turned off, except those at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre and Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre. Both of these splash pads filter, treat and reuse up to 99 per cent of the water they use.

The council is continuing to water sports fields to ensure that they can still be used during winter.

Find out more about what Auckland Council is doing to save water

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