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Published 27/08/2017

Garden watering restrictions are in place!

Garden watering restrictions are in place... yes really!

Q: How do you know when garden watering restrictions take effect in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Porirua?

A: It’s raining.

Well, it’s not quite that bad, but yes garden watering restrictions in these cities came into effect with Daylight Saving (24 September 2017). They’ll be in place until the end of Daylight Saving (01 April 2018), unless – we have an awesomely long hot summer and have to keep them in place for a bit longer.

Upper Hutt garden watering restrictions apply all year round.

The restrictions allow the use of one unattended garden watering system or sprinkler, between the hours of 6-8am and 7-9pm, on odd dates of the month (if you live at an odd-numbered street address) or even dates of the month (if you live at an even-numbered street address).

We advertise that the restrictions have kicked off, so that people know to do the right thing once the weather warms up – hopefully soon – and then we’ll increase the advertising to help us manage our summer water demand.

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