Current Restrictions

Higher levels of water restrictions are normally triggered by our Resource Consent conditions relating to the level of flows in the Rumahunga River, but they can be triggered for other reasons resulting in reduced water supply.

For those on town supply, watering of gardens is allowed on alternate days only throughout the year. South Wairarapa District Council policy permits:

  • Even numbered properties (e.g. 2, 26, 114) on even numbered days (e.g. 2, 4, 28)
  • Odd numbered properties (e.g. 1, 17, 129) on odd numbered days (e.g. 7, 15, 31)
  • Rural properties attached to the town water supply must also follow the alternate day watering policy based on their RAPID number.

Please look at the below for further information on current restrictions in place.


The total outdoor water ban has now been lifted. Martinborough residents are permitted to water their gardens using hand-held devices only.

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No further restrictions apply.



No further restrictions apply.