Sewers or sewerage?

Sewers (or wastewater pipes) are the pipes in the street that transport the wastewater to the treatment plant.   Find out more here

What's stormwater?

Stormwater is rain which has run off hard surfaces such as roofs, roads and carparks. Stormwater is not treated and the water ends up in streams and harbours.   Read more

Why is my water out?

Water supply interruptions are either planned or unplanned.   Read more

What is the environmental water quality in my area?

Water quality monitoring information is available for Titahi Bay 12 June – 13 August 2019 and Owhiro Bay 19 February 2019 – 17 September 2019.   Read more

Wastewater or sewage?

Wastewater and sewage are the same thing - dirty water from homes and businesses that is sent to a wastewater treatment plant for treatment. It's a mixture of water and human waste.   Read more

Stormwater or wastewater?

Stormwater is rainwater that flows across roofs, roads and driveways into the stormwater system. Stormwater is not treated to remove any pollutants.   Read more

Residential garden watering restrictions

These FAQs cover off questions we get regarding both base level restrictions (daylight savings odds and evens) as well as sprinkler bans. For sprinkler ban specific information, check out this page: No sprinklers allowed. What can I do?   Read more

Titahi Bay water quality

We won’t be updating this page while we work through how we present information about water quality monitoring for the Wellington region.   Read more

Why do I need to stay out of flood water?

It's best to stay well clear of any floodwater. There's a good chance that the floodwater is not clean as it may be contaminated with wastewater or surface pollution. There may also be unseen hazards lurking under the floodwater such as open manholes (where the manhole cover has been lifted away), ditches or obstructions such as trees or debris.   Read more

How long will my water be off for?

Across the Wellington region, there are around 30-40 instances per week when the water needs to shut off. Most water main bursts are fixed within a couple of hours. However, a range of factors can affect how long it takes:   Read more