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Water is among the Far North’s most precious commodities. The Council provides treated water to eight communities: Kaikohe-Ngāwhā, Kaitāia, Kawakawa-Moerewa, Kerikeri-Waipapa, Ōkaihau, Ōmanaia-Rāwene, Ōpononi-Ōmāpere, and Paihia-Waitangi-Ōpua.

Most raw water is sourced directly from rivers and streams before treatment, although some supplies also use water drawn from underground aquifers or man-made reservoirs. All council water supplies meet New Zealand Drinking Water Standards. Taumata Arowai sets those standards and makes sure that drinking water suppliers (such as FNDC) provide safe drinking water. You can find out more about water standards on the Taumata Arowai website.

Learn more about our water supplies by clicking on the tiles below.

  • Affordable Waters Reform

    Learn more about proposals to change the way drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services are provided in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Buying water

    If you run out of water, there are bulk water carriers registered to use a Council filling point and deliver drinking water in your area.
  • Connect to our water network

    A step-by-step guide to connecting to the public water supply network or the wastewater network.
  • Council water supplies

    Information about our eight drinking water supplies and the bores, rivers and streams we source water from.
  • Rainwater tanks

    Information about installing and maintaining a rainwater tank at your place.
  • Water supply restriction levels

    Find out if water restrictions apply at any of the eight council water supplies, what the water restriction levels mean and tips on saving water.
  • Water outage updates

    Visit this page for regular updates on water outages or effects on service from around the district.
  • Fluoridation of council water supplies

    Information about the Director-General of Health's directive for the Far North District Council to fluoridate drinking water for Kaitāia and Kerikeri.

Last updated: 09 Jul 2024 2:41pm