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