Auckland Councils says we may be in for a hotter than normal summer. That’s great news for holidaymakers and beachgoers, but not so good for rural Aucklanders who don’t have access to mains water supply. Now is a good time for rural Aucklanders who rely on rainwater tanks to prepare for summer, as many people on rain tanks were caught out in the summer drought of 2019/20. The key is to act now before you run out of water, recommends the Council, who also provides a number of preventative steps to take.