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.
The investigation report on the two January overflow incidents at the Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant has been made available following SWDC’s Assets and Services Committee Meeting today. Read more
A ban on the use of residential sprinklers and irrigation systems will take effect in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua from tomorrow, Friday 14 February. Read more
Water quality test results for Whairepo Lagoon show it is currently safe to swim there and in other areas of the inner Wellington Harbour except for the Taranaki diving platform – but swimmers should always be aware that this could change, and treat the water with caution. Read more