Sprinklers banned in Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua, and Wellington effective Wednesday 29 November 2017
Frequently asked questions are provided below for more information.
Water conservation and garden watering restrictions policy
Read Council’s full policy on garden watering restrictions and water conservation in the Manual of Policies (page 102, sections 4.13 and 4.14).
Frequently asked questions
Can I still water my garden?
Can I still wash my car?
My neighbour is using their sprinkler – should they be?
The bowling club/sports club/council / school is still watering their lawn, is that right?
My business relies on outdoor water use (house cleaners, nursery’s etc.), what can I do?
Why are there restrictions when we’ve had so much rain?
Can the kids still play in the sprinkler?
Can I still fill my pool?
Can I still waterblast my house?
What can I do?
Conserving water, indoors as well as outside. Even small steps help, such as:
- Fitting a trigger nozzle to your hose
- Using a bucket of water and soft sponge or mop for outdoor cleaning jobs
- Sweeping up garden waste, rather than hosing it away
- Fixing leaks promptly
Doing only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
- Taking shorter showers
Find more water-saving tips at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz
Use a bit less water, make a big difference
Use the links provided in the Resources & Links section to find more information. Alternatively, you can contact us on (04) 527 2169 or email us.
Last updated on 28 Nov 2018