What's stormwater?

Stormwater is rain which has run off hard surfaces such as roofs, roads and carparks.Stormwater is not treated and the water ends up in streams and harbours.   Read more

Why is my water out?

Water supply interruptions are either planned or unplanned.   Read more

Bursts and overflows

We are providing regional (all city/district) figures for service requests (all waters); bursts where drinking water supply is interrupted; leaks where there is no loss of supply; and overflows where wastewater has ended up outside of the system (like in gully traps, driveways, roads, gardens and homes).   Read more

Wastewater or sewage?

Wastewater or sewage?.   Read more

Stormwater or wastewater?

Stormwater is rainwater that flows across roofs, roads and driveways into the stormwater system.Stormwater is not treated to remove any pollutants.   Read more

Residential outdoor water restrictions

These FAQs cover off questions we get regarding both base level restrictions (daylight savings odds and evens) as well as sprinkler bans.   Read more

Titahi Bay water quality 2021

We are currently working on how we present information about water quality monitoring for the Wellington region.   Read more

How long will my water be off for?

Across the Wellington region, there are around 30-40 instances per week when the water needs to shut off.Most water main bursts are fixed within a couple of hours.However, a range of factors can affect how long it takes:.   Read more

Why do I need to stay out of flood water?

It is best to stay well clear of any floodwater.There is a good chance that the floodwater is not clean as it may be contaminated with wastewater or surface pollution.There may also be unseen hazards lurking under the floodwater such as open manholes (where the manhole cover has been lifted away), ditches or obstructions such as trees or debris.   Read more