It's shaping up to be a hot dry summer in the City of Sails and Aucklanders are being urged to be mindful of their water use.
With the El Niño climate pattern upon us, there's confidence from weather forecasters that warmer and drier conditions lie ahead.
With that in mind, Watercare is appealing to residents to be selective about how much water they use. Water demand in Auckland usually skyrockets on hot dry days.
Watercare head of production Peter Rogers talks to Kathryn about the various ways people can be careful about their water use.