On 29 November 2017 a ban was imposed on the use of any residential sprinklers or unattended irrigation systems as drought conditions affect the Wellington region.
What the ban means:
Tips to save water:
For more information go to Wellington Waters' 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.
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.
In this case, we'll let you know what additional restrictions are in place through media and council information channels.
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.