7 Dec 2023

Wellington Water chief executive on potential restrictions

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 7 December 2023

Recent modelling shows Wellington has a 24 percent chance of entering level four water restrictions this summer.

That means there is a supply buffer of five percent or less, and residents would have to decrease indoor water use by up to 50 percent.

All outdoor water use would be banned, and businesses would have to change their practices too.

Wellington Water chief executive Tonia Haskell spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.