From Friday 14 February, 2020. Applies to Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington. You can still water carefully by hand.
Ban on residential sprinklers and irrigation systems
We manage drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater services in the Wellington region.
An important part of our work is promoting water conservation and sustainability.
We're also working with local councils and communities to help make sure people have access to emergency water in the event of a major earthquake.
- Water outage
- Water outage resolved
- Future project
- Emergency water
- Flow monitoring
Work in your area
We’re constantly working to maintain an efficient and robust water network, so occasionally there may be work in your area. You can explore our current and upcoming work on our interactive map. If you are experiencing a water outage or other urgent water issue, please contact your local council.
Regular water quality monitoring at the Tory St culvert has shown an increase in faecal coliforms (which can indicate the presence of wastewater) to levels that have triggered investigations by Wellington Water crews to determine the source of contamination. Read more
Regular water quality monitoring at Titahi Bay has shown an increase in faecal coliforms (bacteria that indicate there is wastewater contamination) to levels that mean the water is currently considered unsafe for recreational use. Read more
An innovative collaboration between Wellington Water and its contractor panel has pinpointed the failure points in two sludge pipes in a 1.8km tunnel deep beneath Mt Albert in Island Bay. Read more