Store Emergency Water
Parts of the region are at risk of tighter water restrictions this summer.
While restrictions allow, we are encouraging people to store emergency water and replenish their water supply.
Find out what restriction level your are in on the Wellington Water website.
Reduce your use
We all have a part to play in reducing the risk of a water shortage this summer.
You can help by reducing your everyday water use. This could mean shorter showers, or only doing full loads of laundry.
Visit the Wellington Water website for more information and ways you can reduce your use.
What we are doing
The risk of a water shortage this summer is one that the local councils, WREMO and partner agencies are taking seriously.
We are working with Wellington Water, local councils and partner agencies to understand what a serious water shortage might look like for our region. This includes an emergency response plan, should things escalate.
Guidance for Businesses
- Consider how you can reduce your water use to help reduce overall demand for our water in our region this summer.
- Have a Business Continuity Plan – take a look at how your business would operate if there was a Boil Water Notice or disrupted water supply.
- If you do have concerns about your business's ability to operate during a water supply disruption, register for one of our free, online BCP workshops.
Lifestyle Block Owners
NIWA has officially confirmed the arrival of the El Niño weather pattern in Aotearoa New Zealand.
During El Niño, we tend to experience drier-than-normal conditions, strong, more frequent westerly winds, and the chance of more frequent and extreme adverse weather events is higher.
MPI have created this helpful fact sheet for lifestyle block owners navigating an El Niño summer. We also have the Lifestyle Block Preparedness booklet available on our website.
200-litre water tank
Drinking water can also become unsafe for other reasons, such as contamination caused by flooding or broken pipes. Even if you don't have much space, the more water you can store - the better.
Your local council sells the 200-litre water tank and kit for approximately $115 (RRP $265). This is a special deal provided by councils.
These tanks have been selling quickly so we recommend calling beforehand to check if they are in stock.