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Published 14/09/2023

Water outage in parts of Wellington CBD

Wellington Water is responding to a significant water outage affecting Waring Taylor St to Queens Wharf and through to Hunter St. 

The cause of the outage is a burst water pipe. Our crews are on site and we’re working as fast as we can to fix it. Service is expected to be restored later today. 

There are three water tankers in place at Waring Taylor St, Hunter St, Elizabeth Taylor St; residents and business owners are advised to bring water containers. 

We have a team on the ground talking to business owners and customers as we assess the extent of the outage and necessary work required. 

As we undertake the repairs, two lanes of Customhouse Quay are closed to northbound traffic. 

Wellington Water advises that drivers avoid the immediate area. 

Editor notes

Wellington Water is owned and fully funded by Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council, and Upper Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and South Wairarapa District Council. All six councils are equal shareholders.

Our councils own the water infrastructure in the region, and they task us to manage the infrastructure and deliver water services to our communities.

Wellington Water is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board and our organisation receive overall leadership and direction from the Wellington Water Committee, which are also responsible for appointing members to the Board.

The Wellington Water Committee is made up of representatives from our council owners and mana whenua.

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