Water is considered and used as a precious resource by the Hamilton, Waikato and Waipā communities.

In New Zealand, water is our most precious resource, yet it is often taken for granted and perceived to be unlimited.

Smart water is a partnership between Hamilton City, Waikato District and Waipa District Councils and aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of water from source to tap and support schools, organisations and the community to use water in a sustainable way.

Smart Water coordinates several projects and campaigns across the sub-region that aim to:

  • Reduce the amount of water being used over the summer months
  • Increase community understanding around the importance of saving water and that water is a precious resource
  • Increase awareness of different ways to save water to foster sustainable water habits.


The Smart water summer campaign normally runs from December to March but this depends on weather conditions and water use trends. Find out more about the alert levels or subscribe to our summer email updates.

Find out more about water services in your council area: Hamilton, Waikato District, Waipa District.

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