Council-controlled organisations

Watercare Services Limited

About us

Watercare Services Limited provides reliable water and wastewater services to the people and businesses of Auckland.

The company draws water from multiple sources, treats it to a high standard and delivers it to homes and businesses via a vast network of pipes. It also collects, treats and disposes of wastewater, including trade waste from industry. Within the area previously governed by Auckland City Council, the company is responsible for the combined wastewater and stormwater.

Watercare Services Limited is also focused on the future needs of the region. It plans, constructs and delivers new water and wastewater infrastructure in a cost-efficient manner.

The exception to this is in Papakura where Veolia Water retails water and wastewater services to homes and businesses under a franchise agreement.

Auckland Council issues consents for the installation of non-reticulated water and wastewater systems such as water and septic tanks.

Our objectives

Each year Auckland Council CCOs must complete Statements of Intent as required under the Local Government Act 2002.

Statements of Intent set out the objectives, nature and scope of activities undertaken and performance targets for each CCO.

This helps us achieve the objectives in our Long Term Plan and other strategic plans.

Statement of Intent 2015-2018 (PDF 668KB)
Statement of Intent 2013-2016 (PDF 894KB)
Statement of Intent 2012-2015 (PDF 337KB)
Statement of Corporate Intent 2011-2014 (PDF 196KB)
Statement of Corporate Intent 2010-2013 (PDF 316KB)


  • Watercare Customer Services: (09) 442 2222, 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • Watercare website

Executive team

CEO: Raveen Jaduram

Board of directors

  • Chair: David Clarke BE (Hons) ME BBS MBA MInstD FNZIM
    David Clarke has considerable experience in the areas of biotechnology, IT, health, food and related sectors. He has been the inaugural chair for multiple technology industries and has strong commercial and governance skills. His background includes engineering, finance, marketing and sales. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, a member of the Royal Society and member of the Institute of Directors. General disclosure of interests: Chairman, Hawkins Watts Ltd; Optima Corporation Ltd; TRGG Ltd; NZ Institute of Rural Health; Kordia Ltd.; Skin Institute. Director, Cranleigh Merchant Bankers; Farm IQ Systems Ltd; Ngai Tahu Tourism Ltd; Hynds Group Ltd; KODE Biotec Ltd. Trustee, South Auckland Foundation (Middlemore/CMDHB).

  • Mike Allen LLB, BCom
    Mike has extensive experience in investment banking and general management in both New Zealand and the UK. Mike has previously consulted to the Australasian water and infrastructure sectors. He is chairman of Environmental Investments Limited. General disclosure of interests: Chairman, Environment Investments Limited. Director, Guinness Peat Group; Godfrey Hirst NZ Limited; Innoflow Technologies and associated companies; Innoflow Australia Limited; Tainui Group Holdings Limited; Breakwater Consulting Limited; Tower Insurance; Coats plc.

  • Peter Drummond MNZM, AFInstD
    Peter Drummond is an experienced director and chairman with extensive international business management and marketing experience. He was chairman of Watercare Services Limited previously and brings extensive knowledge of both the wholesale and retail water services industry. He has also served on the board of Vector, Mid Central Health and Hort Research Ltd as well as a large range of community organisations like Variety, the children’s charity. Peter rejoined the Watercare Services Limited board in March 2010. General disclosure of interests: Chairman, United Fire Brigade Association; Appliance Connection Ltd; Watercare Harbour Clean Up Trust, Variety Medical Missions South Pacific. Deputy Chairman, Tourism Events and Economic Development Ltd (TEED). Director NARTA New Zealand Ltd; NARTA International PTY Ltd. International President Variety Children's Charity.

  • Catherine Harland, BA, PGDipBus (Marketing), MBA
    Catherine Harland has a background in research, consultancy and public policy in local and central government. She was a local government member in Auckland for 15 years, serving on and chairing major regional and city committees. Currently Catherine is project leader at the New Zealand Institute, an independent think tank. Previously she worked with AUT University’s Institute of Public Policy and was engaged in consultancy work with the Auckland water industry. Catherine is a Justice of the Peace and served on the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust Board for 11 years, five of those as chair. General disclosure of interests: Director, McHar Investments Ltd. Trustee, Auckland Restorative Justice Trust.

  • Susan Huria FPRINZ MInstD
    Susan Huria is a specialist in the Maori sector working with Maori organisations on constitutional reviews, board appointments, support and strategic advice. She has extensive governance, marketing communications and general management experience. Susan was an executive at Auckland International Airport and worked in marketing and communications for 10 years, before starting her own management practice in 2000, Huria Anders. General disclosure of interests: Deputy Chair, AgResearch Ltd. Director, Northland Port Company Ltd, Veterinary Enterprises Group Ltd; Director and Shareholder, Huria Anders Ltd; Susan Huria (2003) Associates Ltd; Te Ara Tika Properties Ltd. Director, Vermilion Design Ltd; Airways Corporation of New Zealand Ltd. Trustee, First Foundation.

  • Tony Lanigan B.E. (Hons), PhD, FIPENZ, MICE
    Tony Lanigan is a professional civil engineer (FIPENZ), project management consultant and former general manager of Fletcher Construction. Tony was Chancellor of Auckland University of Technology and a director of Infrastructure Auckland. He is currently vice chair of Habitat for Humanity in NZ and chair of NZ Housing Foundation. He is a director of the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). General disclosure of interests: Vice Chairman, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand; Director, NZ Housing Foundation, Director, Hargrave Project Management Limited, Director A G Lanigan & Associates Limited, Director, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA)

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