17 Jan 2024

Porirua mayor says Wellington's water woes call for teamwork

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 17 January 2024

Much of the Wellington region has today entered level two water restrictions, meaning people can't use sprinklers or irrigation, and only water gardens by hand.

There are more than three thousand leaks across the region, and Wellington Water says it would need more than a billion dollars every year for the next decade to upgrade the infrastructure.

Porirua City Mayor, Anita Baker, told Charlotte Cook she's not surprised by the move to tighter restrictions.