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

 

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4/04/2022
Scope and terms of reference set for Wellington Water fluoridation inquiry
The Wellington Water Board has set the scope and terms of reference for an independent inquiry into events that resulted in Wellington Water ceasing fluoridation of drinking water at the Te Mārua and Gear Island water treatment plants.

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18/03/2022
Plan to get fluoride back in the drinking water in the Wellington metropolitan area
Today Wellington Water’s Director Regulatory Services, Charles Barker, outlined plans to get fluoride facilities back up and running at our Te Mārua and Gear Island Water Treatment Plants, as well as improvements to increase the consistency of fluoride levels in our Waterloo and Wainuiomata Water Treatment Plants.

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17/03/2022
Board of Wellington Water announces independent inquiry on fluoridation of drinking water
The Board of Wellington Water is announcing that there will be an independent inquiry into the events that resulted in two of Wellington’s water treatment plants ceasing fluoridation of drinking water.

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16/03/2022
Wellington’s drinking water fluoridation facilities are aging and in need of repair
Wellington Water is working quickly to repair equipment that fluoridates the regional drinking water supply, which a recent review found has not been delivering fluoridated water to specification.

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4/03/2022
Residential water restrictions move to level 1
From today, on the advice of Wellington Water, our six client councils have made the decision to move to Water Restriction Level 1.

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3/03/2022
Lifted - urgent boil water notice for Newlands
UPDATE Tuesday 8 March: The boil water notice has been lifted. After 3 days of close monitoring we can confirm the water is safe to drink. Please flush all appliances connected to the water supply e.g., coffee machine.Thank you everybody for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

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1/03/2022
New Kaitoke pipe bridge will be ‘an amazing sight to see’
Yesterday’s ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of a project that will increase the resilience of our water supply and provide a platform to appreciate some of our region’s most stunning scenery.

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19/02/2022
Featherston boil water notice update 3
UPDATE: We have organised a water tanker for residents, which will be set up at Fox St, opposite the skate park from 8am tomorrow morning (Sunday 20 Feb).

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19/02/2022
Water restored in Brooklyn, Vogeltown, Kingston and Mornington
Water has been restored to Brooklyn, Mornington, Vogeltown and Kingston

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18/02/2022
Update - all drinking water must be boiled in Featherston
Our team is working to prepare the new Waiohine Water Treatment Plant Reservoir to allow us to flush the Featherston water network of any contamination.

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