Lower Hutt, Porirua, Wellington, Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa are currently at water restriction level 1. 

This means if you live in an even numbered house, you can use sprinklers or irrigation systems only on even numbered days between 6-8am and 7-9pm.

If you live in an odd numbered house, the same rules applies for odd numbered days. You can use hand held watering devices any time, on any day so long as you don’t leave them unattended.

For more information check out our FAQs on outdoor water restrictions. 

Or to help you conserve water both inside and outside your home, check out some of our water conservation tips.

South Wairarapa District Council

Level 1 outdoor water restrictions apply in Martinborough, Greytown and Featherston.

This means if you live in an even numbered house, you can use sprinklers or irrigation systems only on even numbered days between 6-8am and 7-9pm. If you live in an odd numbered house, the same rules applies for odd numbered days. You can use hand held watering devices any time, on any day so long as you don’t leave them unattended.

Restrictions are in place all year-round.

For more information contact South Wairarapa District Council on 06 306 9611 or visit their website.

Hutt City Council

Level 1 outdoor water restrictions now apply in Lower Hutt.

This means if you live in an even numbered house, you can use sprinklers or irrigation systems only on even numbered days between 6-8am and 7-9pm. If you live in an odd numbered house, the same rules applies for odd numbered days. You can use hand held watering devices any time, on any day, so long as you don’t leave them unattended.

For more information and tips contact Hutt City Council on 04 570 6666 or visit their website.

Porirua City Council

Level 1 outdoor water restrictions now apply in Porirua.

This means if you live in an even numbered house, you can use sprinklers or irrigation systems only on even numbered days between 6-8am and 7-9pm. If you live in an odd numbered house, the same rules applies for odd numbered days. You can use hand held watering devices any time, on any day so long as you don’t leave them unattended.

For more information and tips contact Porirua City Council on 04 237 5089 or visit their website.

Upper Hutt City Council

Level 1 outdoor water restrictions apply in Upper Hutt.

This means if you live in an even numbered house, you can use sprinklers or irrigation systems only on even numbered days between 6-8am and 7-9pm. If you live in an odd numbered house, the same rules applies for odd numbered days. You can use hand held watering devices any time, on any day so long as you don’t leave them unattended.

These restrictions are in place all year-round.

For more information and tips contact Upper Hutt City Council on 04 527 2169 or visit their website.

Wellington City Council

Level 1 outdoor water restrictions now apply in Wellington City.

This means if you live in an even numbered house, you can use sprinklers or irrigation systems only on even numbered days between 6-8am and 7-9pm. If you live in an odd numbered house, the same rules applies for odd numbered days. You can use hand held watering devices any time, on any day so long as you don’t leave them unattended.

For more information and tips contact Wellington City Council on 04 237 5089 or visit their website.