The effects of Cyclone Gita continue with around 10,000 properties in the New Plymouth District without drinking water.

The storm caused damage to the city's water treatment plant. 

Parts of the Taranaki region remain in a State of Emergency, and these water tankers have been put in place for the Waitara community to fill their bottles, buckets and drums.

But some are concerned about the ability for only one person to take five litres a day.

10,000 homes are said to be effected as well as all schools in the district.

Despite that Noble says these kinds of situations are an experience on their own.

Gita struck hard in the region yesterday, where a tree fell on to a main water pipe, leaving the community without water.

While the sun is shining today, there's still some are still quite shaken by the ordeal.

It is hoped that the water