22 Dec 2023

Water tanks are selling out in Wellington due to restrictions

From Checkpoint, 5:19 pm on 22 December 2023

Emergency water tanks are selling out across Wellington, as the region moves closer to strict water restrictions.

New modelling from Wellington Water shows the chance of an acute water shortage has increased from 24% to 33%.

Wellington Civil Defence is selling emergency 200L water tanks at a discounted rate through councils, and they're being snapped up.

Wellington City Council had 80 tanks delivered this morning, but they'd sold out by 12:30pm.

Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council have also sold out.