Current watering restrictions

South Wairarapa has been following alternate day watering - even numbered properties on even numbered dates and odd numbered properties on odd numbered dates.Updates on restrictions in place can be found below.

Greytown - watering restrictions

No further restrictions apply.

Love every drop

Now is an excellent time for everyone to voluntarily conserve water, here's how you can help.


  • Water your garden before 7am or after 9pm (odds & evens apply!)
  • Water your garden with a handheld hose only
  • Most gardens do well, being watered every other day at most
  • Water your garden at cooler, less windy times of the day to ensure your plants retain the water they need
  • Use mulch to retain moisture in your garden, and keep your plants happier for longer
  • Set your lawn mower to leave grass slightly longer. Short grass dries out sooner


  • Turn off the tap when cleaning your teeth or shaving – you could save 10 litres of water a minute
  • Reduce your shower time to four minutes or less
  • Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors
  • Use the half flush on your toilet


  • Wait until you have a full load before starting your dishwasher. When possible, use the eco-setting
  • Avoid rinsing dishes


  • Wait until you have a full load before starting your washing machine, or use the partial load settings



  • Read your meter regularly to monitor consumption
  • Check for leaks and get them fixed