love every drop

We all love water during the summer.  But this summer, we need to take care of our water now, to help us enjoy it all summer.

Love Every Drop is all about doing both - letting you know the times and places where your actions can make the most difference - but also giving you the chance to share in bucket-loads of great water rewards all summer long!

How it works

Like Wellington Water on Facebook - and you’ll get our regular updates - water saving tips - and rewards!

Like… automatically going into the draw to win a kayaking lesson for you and 3 friends!

There are also loads of awesome splash prizes to be won, like, pool passes, eco water toys, garden watering kits, and much more. When you see a prize post, comment, share or tag a friend and be in to win.

Rock hunting

To celebrate the awesome people who have been looking after their water, and to make the most of being outdoors in the sunshine, we thought it was the perfect time for a rock hunt.

We've hidden some #loveeverydrop rocks around Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and Porirua, and if you find one and bring it in to Wellington Water's office you will receive a prize.

So put your explorer boots on, slap on some sunscreen, and get hunting around the region as there are:

  • 10 to be found in Lower Hutt
  • 5 to be found in Upper Hutt
  • 5 to be fonud in Porirua

Over the next couple of weeks we'll be hiding some rocks around Wellington as well, so keep an eye on this page to ensure that you are kept up-to-date about when the rocks are in your region.

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Lower Hutt rocks found: 

Rock 1 - Entrance to Mill Stream (Cornish Street entrance), bottom of Korokoro

Rock 2 - Stream in Riddiford garden, Lower Hutt CBD

Rock 3 - Petone Wharf entrance

Rock 4 - Park by Wagon Rd, Stokes Valley

Rock 5 - New UV pipeline outfall, by the Hutt River, Queens Dr

Rock 6 - Gums Loop track, Wainuiomata

Rock 7 - On the playground by Magnolia Grove, Maungaraki


Porirua rocks found

Rock 1 - By Aotea Lagoon, Papakowhai


Upper Hutt rocks found

Rock 1 - Trentham park, opposite Axe Mens club


Wellington Water Meter

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Welcome to the Watch Every Drop Water Meter. This is how we’ll let you know what’s going on with water supply.

This will be updated weekly and you can check in at anytime if you’re unsure about your water activities.

There are currently garden watering restrictions in place around the region. These restrictions allow for the use of:

  • A single watering system (sprinkler, irrigation system, soaker hose, or unattended hose) between 6-8am and 7-9pm.
  • On allocated watering days:
    • Even-numbered houses on even dates of the month (2nd, 4th, 16th etc.)
    • Odd-numbered houses on odd dates of the month (1st, 3rd, 11th etc.)

These apply during daylight saving months for Wellington, Porirua and Lower Hutt residents, and all year-round for Upper Hutt residents. For more information click here.


Love Every Drop

Use a bit less - outside

  • Mulch your garden to keep moisture in
  • Control your hose with a flow "trigger gun"
  • Water carefully by hand (with a hose or a watering can)
  • Choose plants well suited to local conditions

More on water smart outdoor tips

Use a bit less - inside

  • Fix leaks - taps, toilets and pipes
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
  • Make your showers shorter by 1 minute
  • Toilets - use an old plastic bottle in your cistern to save a litre or two every flush
  • Look for water-efficiency labels when buying new appliances such as washing machines

More on water smart indoor tips

Setting up a rainwater tank

Diverting rainwater from your downpipe to a storage tank is a great way to reduce your use of treated water, especially for gardening or outdoor cleaning.

It can also increase your options in the event of a water supply emergency.

More on setting up a rainwater tank 



There are four main prizes up for grabs of 4 person 1 hour rental + 1 hour lesson (total of 2 hours on the water) valued at $300, from Ferg's Kayaks. The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 30 March 2018, and the winner(s) will be drawn the following week. To get in the draw you must like the Wellington Water Facebook page before that date. The judges decision is final and the prizes are not exchangeable for cash.

Prizes will be distributed as vouchers, which will need to be redeemed by you from the business that supplied it, by the expiry date on the voucher.  

There are also a number of splash prizes that can be won through the duration of the competition. This will run for a short duration and you must interact with the prize post to get in the draw. 

In the (occasional) event that you need to travel to redeem a prize - you’ll need to work out your own travel arrangements.

But you won’t need to work out how to make the most of your water this summer - because we’ve got that covered!


So have a great summer - and Love Every Drop.