Being a water-conscious city is a critical part of being a sustainable place to live, and water efficiency is something everyone can be part of. And as a bonus - being waterwise saves you money!
IS YOUR HOUSEHOLD WATERWISE?
Is your water bill higher than average? Do you have a specific water issue or concern? Use the graph to compare your water usage to the average Auckland household.
If your water bill is close to or above average, or if you have received a bill that’s unusually high for your household, sign up for a free water check.
FREE WATER CHECK
During your free water check, we’ll visit your home to take a look at all things water related. This takes about an hour, and any water saving devices we install are free of charge.
The Water Check includes:
- Water saving advice for each area of your home
- Flow rate tests for showers and mixer taps
- Free water saving products and installations (where relevant)
- Instructions on how to do a leak test
- Identifying your water meter
- Personalised water saving recommendations
Covid-19 Alert Level 4
Update from Wednesday 18 August: With Auckland in Alert Level 4, we are not conducting any in-home visits.
If you have a visit scheduled in the next seven days, our team will be in touch to reschedule.
DIY INTERACTIVE WATER CHECK
Are you interested in the Water Check but does a visit during weekdays not suit you at the moment? Do our DIY Interactive Water Check, an online version of the Water Check which you can do in your own time and your own pace. If you are a Watercare customer, you will still receive a follow-up with personalised water saving recommendations.
WATER SAVING DEVICES
We stock a range of water saving devices at a discounted rate at the EcoMatters Store. These can help you reduce the flow rate of your water fixtures and greatly reduce how much water gets used in your shower.
Take a look at how easy it is to install devices in our videos below.
If you have any specific water-related queries, please email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 09 826 0563.
- Be waterwise (booklet)
- Rainwater harvesting kit information
- Diagrams for converting closed and open top barrels for rainwater collection
- Free water checks
- Find your water meter
- How to test for leaks
- Leak allowance form
- Measure flow rates and installing shower flow restrictors
- Safely install water saving devices and install tap aerators
"I just want to thank you and especially Kirstie who came out yesterday to review our water usage and provided many useful hints on how to conserve water usage. Replacing and installing some of the devices that will assist in reducing water usage was a real bonus. Thank you very much, this is a great service."
"Many thanks Kirstie, for coming home and teaching me how to use water more wisely. I have posted all your pamphlets on my fridge as reminders and am very mindful of the hourglass timer in the shower. We will work on reducing our water bill as much as possible."
TIPS FROM OUR WATER TEAM
How much water does your shower use? How to measure your flow rate
Hack your shower and save water and power - How to install a flow restrictor
Hack your tap and save water - How to install a tap aerator
Thanks to Watercare for funding our water advice service.