Sprinklers banned in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua

Published on 14 February 2020

ban on sprinklers

A ban on the use of residential sprinklers and irrigation systems will take effect in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua from Friday 14 February.

On Monday, Wellington Water indicated that a prolonged dry spell was seeing water use soar, and as a result of this increased demand, further restrictions may be needed.

Demand reached the highest level so far this year on Wednesday, peaking at 192 million litres per day (MLD), and with more warm weather on the way this level of demand is unsustainable.

This is an excerpt from a media release from Wellington Water. For more information and to read the whole release, please click here.

For more information on garden watering restrictions, please click here.