Most of the Wellington region will come under a sprinkler ban from midnight Friday 12 February 2021 following high water usage and falling river levels.
Over the last week water usage has consistently exceeded the maximum daily water use target of 170 million litres. Use of residential sprinkler and irrigation systems will be forbidden. Hand watering methods will be allowed.
The restrictions imposed by Wellington Water apply to Lower and Upper Hutt, Wellington, Porirua and Martinborough.
🚨This will take effect from: 11:59pm Friday 12 February 2021.🚨
👉 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.