Water is such an integral part of our business and our lives outside of work that we want to mark World Water Day and celebrate the fantastic efforts our Citycare Water team make today and every day.
“We acknowledge the extensive work our teams undertake in communities all over the country to keep drinking water, stormwater and wastewater networks running smoothly,” Citycare Water Chief Executive Tim Gibson says.
“Ensuring clean water and healthy waterways is an essential job, and for us, it’s a commitment to the environment, our communities and future generations, which we focus on 24/7. It’s important to recognise the value of water in our society and not take for granted our ease of access to clean drinking water and the benefits of healthy waterways in New Zealand.”
One way our community commitment is brought to life is through our support for the Tread Lightly Drain Game, which in 2022 meant more than 3,200 Auckland students learned how their daily actions and lifestyle choices have an impact on our wai and the world they live in. It’s great to see how kids pledge to do something good for the environment as part of the programme by visiting their school.
Tread Lightly also offers a science programme, Stormwater Sleuths, where students work with educators to install traps into stormwater drains in and around schools so they can analyse, classify and measure litter, debris and other contaminants. They track the channels from these drains to the stream, lake, wetland or harbour and learn about the impacts the array of materials in the stormwater is having on natural ecosystems.
Together we can all make a difference to protect and care for our wai by making small changes every day. Discover more at www.unwater.org/bethechange
The drinking water reservoir supply in Hunua Ranges Regional Park has doubled after the Citycare Water Auckland Small Waters Team recommissioned an existing water tank.