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Community water sites

We are installing permanent community water sites in rural Auckland. These sites will help rural communities get through drought conditions.

​Why we are doing this

Climate change means Auckland may experience drier summers and have more days without rain.

When drought conditions hit, rural communities face dry rainwater tanks and unreasonable water delivery wait times.

The new water bollards mean rural communities will have access to clean drinking water throughout the drier months.

How the community water sites work

During normal conditions Aucklanders can use the bollards as normal drinking fountains.

When there is no predicted rainfall and a long wait for water deliveries, we will attach hoses to the sides of these fountains to make water collection sites for the community.

You can then collect 20 litres per person per day for each household.

We will advertise when you are able to fill up.

Locating a collection site

Operational sites

The following water collection sites will be operational in drought conditions. This page will be updated as more sites are created or opened.


Location Address
Helensville Community Centre ​49 Commercial Road, Helensville
​Leigh Hall ​4 Cumberland Street, Leigh
​Martins Bay Reserve ​287 Martins Bay Road, Martins Bay
​Ranfurly/Kaipara Flats Hall ​903 Kaipara Flats Road
​Sanders Reserve ​R 142-178 Sanders Road, Paremoremo
​Shelly Beach ​1 Shelly Beach Road, Shelly Beach, South Head
​Sinclair Park​34 Macky Road, Kaukapakapa
​Stillwater Community Hall​1a Duck Creek Road, Stillwater
​Warkworth Town Hall ​2 Alnwick Street, Warkworth
​Wellsford Community Centre 224 Rodney Street, Wellsford
​Whangateau Reserve​559 Leigh Road, Whangateau


Location Address
​Āwhitu Regional Park​216 Brook Road, Āwhitu Regional Park
​Clevedon Community Hall​4 North Road, Clevedon
Hunua Hall ​2316 Hunua Road, Hunua
​Karaka Reserve ​297 Linwood Road, Papakura
​Kawakawa Bay Hall​22 Kawakawa-Orere Road, Clevedon
​Orere Point Library and Health Clinic​50 Howard Road, Orere Point
​Waiuku Service Centre ​10 King Street, Waiuku


Location Address
Oratia Settlers Hall 565 West Coast Road, Oratia
​Piha Campground​21 Seaview Road, Piha
​Riverhead Memorial Park​2 Edward Street, Riverhead
​Waitākere Hall ​37 Township Road, Waitākere

Use our map to find your nearest community water site.

​Signs at the sites will show you where to go.

Each bollard is coloured blue and stands about a metre high, with a tap on top (pictured). When the sites are active for water collection, two short hoses will be attached.

An image of a blue water fountain bollard in Awhitu, Auckland.  

Water quality and health information

All our operating water fountains and community water sites will have clean drinking water available. The water will always be treated to current drinking water standards.

Keeping your water clean

To ensure the water you collect stays safe to drink, make sure your containers are clean.

See Ministry of Health advice for more information on:

  • how to clean your containers
  • how to keep the water safe for drinking
  • keeping your water tank clean.

Shower facilities

During a drought, many of our pools and leisure centres, parks and holiday parks will be open for residents to access shower facilities.

These facilities will be advertised alongside the opening of the community water sites.

COVID-19 restrictions

All New Zealand Government Ministry of Health protocols must be followed at all times at our community water sites.

See the Ministry of Health for the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.

Contact us

For urgent maintenance issues at the sites call 09 301 0101.

Email for information about our community water sites.

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