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Community water sites

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 table will be updated as more sites are created or opened.

LocationAddress
Wellsford Community Centre ​224 Rodney Street, Wellsford
​Leigh Hall ​4 Cumberland Street, Leigh
​Warkworth Town Hall ​2 Alnwick Street, Warkworth
​Ranfurly/Kaipara Flats Hall ​903 Kaipara Flats Road
​Helensville Community Centre ​49 Commercial Road, Helensville
​Sanders Reserve ​R 142-178 Sanders Road, Paremoremo
​Orere Point Hall ​289 Orere Point Road, Orere Point
​Clevedon Community Hall ​4 North Road, Clevedon
​Hunua Hall ​2316 Hunua Road, Hunua
​Karaka Reserve ​297 Linwood Road, Papakura
​Awhitu Regional Park​216 Brook Road, Awhitu Regional Park
​Waiuku Service Centre ​10 King Street, Waiuku
​Paparimu Hall ​345 Paparimu Road, Papakura
​Stillwater Boating Club ​70 Duck Creek Road, Stillwater
​Kaukapakapa Hall ​947 Kaipara Coast Highway
​Kumeu Community Centre ​35 Access Road, Kumeu
​Kawakawa Bay Hall ​22 Kawakawa-Orere Road, Clevedon
​Waitākere Hall ​37 Township Road
​Oratia Settlers Hall 565 West Coast Road ​
​Great Barrier Service Centre ​75 Hector Sanderson Road, Great Barrier
​Matiatia Carpark ​10 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island 
​Onetangi Sports Park ​133-165 Onetangi Road, Waiheke Island
​Te Puru Community Centre​954R Whitford-Maraetai Road, Whitford, Manukau
​William Fraser Reserve​37 Broadlands Drive, Omaha

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 HWCustomerandcommunity@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for information about our community water sites.

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