Mountain to Tap: Take a Quick Look Behind the Scenes

A twist of the tap and there it is: fresh, clean drinking water.

But how does it get there?

New Plymouth District Council has launched a Wai Warrior video taking you on a journey to find out what happens between rain falling on the mountain and the treated water reaching homes and businesses throughout the district.

“It’s easy to take something for granted when all you have to do is turn on a tap and voila, clean water,” says NPDC Infrastructure Manager David Langford.

“What isn’t easily seen is the $10 million that goes into providing clean and healthy water to residents every year, or the 650km of water pipes or the 18 reservoir tanks that are involved.

“This video is a quick overview of what goes on behind the scenes.”

NPDC operates four public water supplies: Okato, Oakura, Inglewood and New Plymouth (which services the city, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Urenui and Uruti).

Wai Warrior encourages residents to change their habits from using lots of water to using it in a way that’s more sustainable for our future.


Watch the video on NPDC’s Facebook page.