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Published 4/03/2022

Residential water restrictions move to level 1

As summer comes to an end, so too are our Level 2 water restrictions for metropolitan Wellington and South Wairarapa.

From today, on the advice of Wellington Water, our six client councils (Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington City Councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council), have made the decision to move to Water Restriction Level 1.

“We’d like to thank everyone for doing their bit throughout Level 2 restrictions. Your efforts together with some good rainfall has enabled us to move down to Level 1 more quickly than expected this year, and we really appreciate it,” says Wellington Water’s Chief Advisor Drinking Water Laurence Edwards.

Under Level 1, if you live in an even numbered house, you can use sprinklers or irrigation systems only on even numbered days between 6-8am and 7-9pm. If you live in an odd numbered house, the same rules apply for odd numbered days. 

You can use handheld watering devices any time, on any day, so long as you don’t leave them unattended.

* Residential Water restriction Level 1 applies all year round for Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa (Martinborough, Greytown and Featherston). Level 1 applies during Daylight Saving months (September - April) for Lower Hutt, Wellington City and Porirua. 


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