Most of the Wellington region is under a sprinkler ban following high water usage and falling river levels. This came into effect on 21 January 2022. The whole region is currently under Level 2 restrictions.
Water usage has consistently exceeded the maximum daily water use target of 170 million litres. Use of residential sprinkler and irrigation systems is not allowed, but hand-held watering is.
The restrictions imposed by Wellington Water apply to Lower and Upper Hutt, Wellington, Porirua and Martinborough. For more information, check the water restrictions page at wellingtonwater.co.nz
🚨This will take effect from 21 January 2022.🚨
👉 Only hand held watering devices can be used outdoors
⚠ No sprinklers, irrigation systems or unattended hoses until further notice.
Alternate day watering still applies - even numbered properties on even numbered dates and odd numbered properties on odd numbered dates.
We encourage you to find ways to use less water in your gardens during dry periods. You can do this by using mulch, watering your plants and trees only when necessary, and installing a trigger spray on your hose.
Tips to save water:
Water use in Porirua City is managed under the Porirua City Council General Bylaw 1991 Part 17 - Water Supply.
The Bylaw applies at all times throughout the year and is enforced particularly during summer and prolonged dry seasons.
Water restrictions are publicly notified in community and regional newspapers, local radio and television as appropriate in each case.
You can find out more about watering restrictions and conservation.