Ban on residential sprinklers and irrigation systems

From Friday 14 February, 2020. Applies to Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington. You can still water carefully by hand.

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.


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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.


Report a fault

Are you experiencing issues with the water at your house or business, and there's no marker indicating the issue on the map? The first step is to report the issue to your local council