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Media release: Residential sprinkler and outdoor irrigation system ban will be in place for Featherston and Greytown
Due to an increase in water demand and low river flows, a residential sprinkler and irrigation system ban in Featherston and Greytown will take effect from 5:00pm on Tuesday 12 January 2021.
Work has begun to upgrade the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant, with the installation of new ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment that will increase the volume of wastewater that can be disinfected.
Metropolitan Wellington faces significant pressure on the delivery of safe and reliable drinking water to communities. Due to ageing pipes and reservoirs, population growth and increasing demand, and the need to look after the health and mauri of our water sources, the region needs to take action to address how much water it is using.
The Wellington Water Committee is pleased to receive the Economic Case for Providing Residential Water Consumption Information that evaluates a range of options to reduce water demand, support customer engagement, reduce environmental impacts, and improve network management.
Wellington Water is asking for public input about the impact of any wastewater overflows in their local area.