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Keep up to date with the latest news from Wellington Water and our mahi here.

 

For media queries contact 021 302 259 or email media@wellingtonwater.co.nz 

26/02/2024
Low fluoride levels in drinking water for Central Lower Hutt and parts of Wellington City
There has been a drop in fluoride levels in the drinking water across the Wellington region over the past four months. This means that Wellington Water has not been able to meet the Ministry of Health (MoH) fluoride target levels of 0.7 – 1.0ppm, 95% of the time.

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26/02/2024
Wellington Water working to achieve chlorine compliance
Wellington Water is working with Greater Wellington and Hutt City Council on upgrades to make sure water from the Waterloo Treatment Plant is compliant with new rules set out by Taumata Arowai, the national water services regulator. The new rules require water from the treatment plant to have longer contact time with chlorine through the treatment process than was previously required, to further reduce the risk of bacteria.

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15/02/2024
Residents' efforts to conserve water to thank for avoiding tighter water restrictions for another week, but continued efforts needed
The hard work of residents in the Wellington region to reduce their water use and follow water restrictions has meant that we’ve avoided moving to Level 3 water restrictions for another week.

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1/02/2024
Wellington Water's response to Wellington City Council’s proposed increase on LTP 2024 to 34
Wellington Water welcomes the news that Wellington City Council has proposed to increase investment in their upcoming Long-Term Plan. We appreciate any funding our councils can provide the region’s water services and infrastructure.

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1/02/2024
Wellington Water's Response to Wellington City Council's Review
This is Wellington Water's response to Wellington City Council's report, which was commissioned into Wellington Water as part of an additional funding boost in mid-2023 for Wellington Water to fix more leaks.

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12/01/2024
Wellington metropolitan region moving to Level 2 Water Restrictions
Wellington City, Porirua City, Hutt City, and Upper Hutt City will move to Level 2 Water Restrictions at 12.01am on Wednesday 17 January, meaning a ban on sprinklers and irrigation systems for residential households.

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5/01/2024
South Wairarapa moving to Level 2 water restrictions
Featherston, Greytown, and Martinborough will move to Level 2 Water Restrictions at 12.00AM on Saturday 6 January 2024, meaning a ban on sprinklers and irrigation systems for residential households.

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3/01/2024
Seaview Treatment Plant biofilter replacement completed ahead of schedule
The works were initially expected to be completed in late January, but the project team managed to reinstate the biofilter media prior to the Christmas break.

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8/12/2023
Media response on Wellington City Council Fieldforce4 report

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6/12/2023
Multi-agency emergency response planning to prepare for a water shortage
Today councils in the metropolitan Wellington region, the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), Wellington Water and other public agencies ran an emergency planning exercise to prepare for the risk of a water shortage this summer.

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