Garden watering restrictions apply during daylight saving months (30 September 2018 – 7 April 2019) in Porirua (they also apply in Lower Hutt and Wellington, and are all year-round for Upper Hutt).
These are base-level restrictions and can be increased depending on demand and supply around the region.
The water restrictions during daylight saving months are:
Hand-held hoses can be used at any time.
At times of drought or water shortage, more specific restrictions may be imposed.
If you have any doubts about the restrictions then please have a look at these Frequently Asked Questions
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.