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Feedback sought on plans to improve wastewater system

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 3:31 pm | Wellington Water

Community feedback is being sought on proposals to upgrade the wastewater system that serves Porirua and northern Wellington city suburbs, to improve the health of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. More >>

Longer days, shorter sprinkler use

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 10:06 am | Wellington Water

Residential garden watering restrictions come into effect this Sunday and are in place during daylight saving months (30 September 2018-7 April 2019) in Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington. Upper Hutt garden watering restrictions apply all year round. More >>

Fulton Hogan Chosen by Wellington Water

Friday, 14 September 2018, 3:21 pm | Wellington Water

The new contract, in place from July 2019, is anticipated to be for a minimum of ten years and is subject to negotiations. More >>

Keeping water flowing when an earthquake stops the taps

Sunday, 24 June 2018, 5:36 pm | Wellington Water

The pipes that supply water to our homes could stop working for as long as 100 days after an earthquake. More >>

Wastewater upgrade to support the growth of our city

Friday, 8 June 2018, 2:51 pm | Wellington Water

Wellington Water, on behalf of the Wellington City Council, will begin work on Monday at the corner of Victoria and Dixon Street on an important upgrade of the central city’s wastewater network. The six-month project will include the construction ... More >>

Search for based emergency water sources nears completion

Friday, 16 March 2018, 9:30 am | Wellington Water

Wellington Water is close to completing its search for local water sources at parks, hospitals, and schools in metropolitan Wellington. More >>

New wastewater pipeline for Waterloo Quay

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:49 am | Wellington Water

We are working continually to improve Wellington’s water, wastewater and stormwater networks, to ensure they provide enough capacity, protect the environment from contamination, and are more resilient in the event of earthquakes or other disasters. More >>

Gita is coming – time to get prepared

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4:41 pm | Wellington Water

Gita is coming – time to get prepared Wellington Water is urging people to get prepared ahead of Cyclone Gita’s arrival in New Zealand. Potential pathways for the cyclone could see heavy rain and wind pummelling the Wellington region from Monday, ... More >>

Improving Porirua’s Water Supply Resilience

Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:00 am | Wellington Water

Like the rest of the Wellington region, Porirua’s water supply is vulnerable to seismic activity and needs to improve its water supply resilience. More >>

Metropolitan Wellington to ease sprinkler ban

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:21 pm | Wellington Water

From tomorrow Friday 9 February, the ban on using garden sprinklers in Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Porirua will be lifted. Garden watering restrictions will still be in effect. More >>

Sprinklers banned in Wellington

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:48 pm | Wellington Water

A ban on the use of residential sprinklers and irrigation systems will take effect in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua from midnight tonight (Wednesday, 29 November 2017). More >>

Soaring water consumption prompts warning, water patrols

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:47 pm | Wellington Water

Wellington Water is calling on the residents of Wellington, Porirua and the Hutt Valley to cut back on their water use this weekend, and make sure they observe garden watering restrictions. A prolonged dry spell, with more to come according to forecasters, ... More >>

One year on – and the water message is the same

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 3:17 pm | Wellington Water

Wellingtonians need to have up to 120 litres each of stored water to help them get through the first seven days following a major earthquake, advises the council-owned water network company Wellington Water. More >>

Buick Street public fountain to reopen on Monday 26 June

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:27 pm | Wellington Water

Buick Street public fountain to reopen on Monday 26 June The Buick Street public fountain will be open again from late morning, Monday 26 June. The fountain was closed in mid-April due to water from the Waiwhetu Aquifer testing positive for E.coli for ... More >>

Aquifer water back on tap for public

Friday, 16 June 2017, 3:08 pm | Wellington Water

Hutt Valley residents and others in the Wellington region with a taste for water drawn straight from the Waiwhetu Aquifer will soon be able to get their preferred drop from the Buick Street taps in Petone, Lower Hutt. More >>

Water quality investigations making progress

Monday, 29 May 2017, 12:46 pm | Wellington Water

Investigations into possible causes and consequences of the recent detection of bacteria in aquifer water supplied to Lower Hutt and Wellington are now well under way. More >>

Chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply to continue

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:37 pm | Wellington Water

The recent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply is to continue while investigations into the source of recent positive E.coli test results are underway. The water remains safe to drink. More >>

Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall repair

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:33 pm | Wellington Water

7 April 2017 Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall pipe repair Fully treated wastewater is currently being diverted into the Waiwhetu Stream as a result of a joint failure in the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall pipe early this morning. ... More >>

Auckland’s water crisis – can it happen here?

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:40 pm | Wellington Water

Auckland’s current water crisis begs the question, could a severe weather event result in a similar problem for our area? Thankfully, the answer is that it’s unlikely due to how we source and manage our water. More >>

Discharge from Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:30 am | Wellington Water

16 March 2017 Discharge from Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (Wellington) Last night there was a discharge of untreated wastewater from the Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant due to equipment failure. The discharge occurred at the short outfall ... More >>