Media release: Water restrictions eased across metropolitan Wellington and South Wairarapa
Watering restrictions across metropolitan Wellington and South Wairarapa have been eased and regular watering may resume from Tuesday 13 April 2021.
This means that sprinklers and irrigation systems may now be used in Lower Hutt, Porirua, and Wellington cities.
In Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa regular alternate day, odd-even watering still applies as it does all year round. However, with sporadic rain in the forecast, residents are requested to be mindful of their water use as we transition into the winter period.
“Community action in limiting water use, paired with the hot summer peak use period coming to an end, means we are confident about removing watering restrictions across the region” says Laurence Edwards, Chief Advisor Drinking Water.
“However we are reminding people to be mindful of their consumption as the water levels in the aquifers, rivers and lakes recover. We encourage everyone to be considerate in their water use.”