Your water

Regional priorities

Wellington Water takes a regional approach to our work. That means we take into account what’s best for the whole region as we plan and advise our client councils on managing and developing our water network. After all, pipes, rivers and streams span the region, and our citizens live, work and play across the region, too.   Read more

Overview

Your water networks run from hills, rivers and lakes, beneath city streets, through homes and businesses, to harbours and the sea.   Read more

Drinking water

We supply about 140 million litres (ML) of water per day (on average) to Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington.   Read more

Stormwater

The stormwater system is an underground network of pipes that drains the rain off of our roads, footpaths, and from our gutters, and diverts it into our streams, rivers and eventually out to sea.   Read more

Wastewater

Every day we deliver safe drinking water to your home through our drinking water network. Once used, this water leaves your home as ‘wastewater’, through your plumbing and into the public wastewater network.   Read more

Emergency water

Wellington’s water supply network is vulnerable. After a significant earthquake many parts of our region may be without water for more than 100 days.   Read more