Report on Wellington Water blames council and water operator

From Checkpoint, 5:18 pm on 1 February 2024

A damning report into how water's dealt with in the capital has heaped blame on the council and water operator for bad communication and slow response to reports of leaks.

It also says Wellington Water's lax reporting means it can't clearly show how it is spending ratepayers' money to fix the pipes.

Meanwhile residents dealing with the leaks in the city say they've been there so long, they now have resident populations of ducks.

Some are even re-routing their leaks to water their gardens.

Jemima Huston reports.