17 Jan 2024

Wellington water restrictions rise

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 17 January 2024

The Wellington region moves into level 2 water restrictions today, meaning a ban on household garden sprinklers and irrigation systems.

Wellington Water says the restrictions give the region a chance to avoid a stricter ban, while it struggles to fix the ageing pipe network.

But more limits on water use are likely.

Ashleigh McCaull reports.