Three Waters


Three Waters

All New Zealanders deserve safe, affordable and reliable drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.


Drinking water - comes from community water sources through to our taps.

Wastewater - left from doing our dishes, flushing our toilets and baths or showers.

Stormwater - rainwater that’s collected and removed from our streets.

Why Three Waters?

Three Waters Reform is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform how we deliver three water services for today, and for the health and wellbeing of generations to come. The changes we’re making ensures our water systems will be able to meet the challenges ahead from aging infrastructure, population growth, climate change, and natural disasters.