But it’s not ordinary tap water on offer. The new Square features two waterfilling stations and a drinking fountain that supply pure, untreated water from the underground Waiwhetu aquifer.
This is the same water that many people queue to collect at the popular Te Puni Wai Ora fountain in Petone.
Community Services General Manager Matt Reid says the water features are a fantastic addition to the Square.
Instead of queuing for aquifer water in Petone, he’s encouraging people to head down to the Dowse instead.
“The Square is the ideal place for these filling stations as there’s plenty of room for people to bring containers to fill and parking out front.
“Or, if they’re just walking through the Square, I encourage people to stop and try out the water fountain positioned just over by the ‘room’ of trees…I’ve tried it and I can tell you the water tastes great!”
The filling stations have been designed to have a likeness to the robot sculpture in residence at the Square.
Water spouts are positioned over a grill so any spillage helps the growth of wetland planting underneath.
Water is supplied to the filling stations and the drinking fountain via a 40m deep bore and a small pump station.