Water Restrictions

This page gives information about the water restrictions in force in Porirua City.

Usual Water Restrictions during Daylight Savings

The Water Restriction usually in place during Daylight Savings are:

  • Either one automatic watering device or one fixed hose per household may be used on alternate days between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00am and 7:00pm and 9:00pm as follows:
  • Even number houses on even days of the month, odd numbered houses on odd days of the month for the period of Daylight Savings Time; provided that in no circumstances the water is wastefully used.
  • As Per Water Supply Bylaw  Part 17

Hoses shall be under the immediate personal care of some competent person at all times when in operation.


The Council may in an emergency arising from drought or any other cause whatsoever discontinue all or any extraordinary supply of water to persons otherwise entitled to receive it after public notice of its intention to do so has been inserted in a newspaper published in the District. Such notice shall specify the type or types of extraordinary supply proposed to be discontinued and the time at which discontinuance shall come into effect.

Sprinkler ban

A ban on the use of garden sprinklers and irrigation systems came into force from 12am, Saturday 7 March.

The Porirua, Hutt, Wellington, and Upper Hutt city councils have agreed to impose this next stage of their watering restrictions at the request of Wellington Water, who manages their water supply.

See the media release and tips for saving water.

Links to more water information

External websites

Greater Wellington Regional Council:

Wellington Water:

Porirua City Council link: