Your water

Overview

Your water networks run from hills, rivers and lakes, beneath city streets, through homes and businesses, to harbours and the sea.

Drinking water

Whether you’re watering the garden, buying new appliances or brushing your teeth, there are loads of easy ways to use a bit less water.

Stormwater

Everything that goes into the stormwater system eventually ends up in our streams or in the harbour. Everyone in Wellington, Poriura, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt, property owner or not, shares a responsibility for keeping our stormwater clean.

Wastewater

We have four wastewater treatment plants in our area:

Resilience

Have you thought about what you'd do for water after a major earthquake if the water network isn't working? And do you have a plan for what to do with your ones and twos?

Regional priorities

Wellington Water takes a regional approach to our work. That means we take into account what’s best for the whole region as we plan and advise our client councils on managing and developing our water network. After all, pipes, rivers and streams span the region, and our citizens live, work and play across the region, too.

Education

Aquarius is a self contained machine that has working showerheads, taps and a flushing toilet.

Approved water supply connection contractors

Only approved contractors can be used to put new connections in place, and we'll check the connection once it's done to ensure it meets council standards. It's the responsibility of the applicant to commission one of the below contractors (at agreed terms) to carry out this work.