Wellington Water – Water restrictions

Did you know that Wellington’s daily water supply is finite?

In winter, when there’s plenty of rain and the river levels are healthy, we can supply up to about 220 million litres of water per day.

In summer, when it’s hot and dry and river levels drop, this can go down to 170 million litres of water per day.

That might sound like a lot, but due to leaks in our aging network ( which we’re working hard on finding and fixing ), population growth and the fact that Wellingtonians use on average more water than any other metropolitan region in Aotearoa, our water use adds up fast – getting up to 205 million litres per day in summer and dipping into our stored water!

But this stored water is precious and is critical for getting through a long dry period, and in summer it’s harder to refill the lakes. So over time, they get lower and lower, leaving Wellington with less and less water stored and available until next winter.

Click here to read more at the original web page at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz

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