18 Jan 2024

Gardening amid water restrictions

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 18 January 2024

Keen gardeners in the Wellington region may have to make some sacrifices to conserve water, with level two restrictions in place.

Wellington, Porirua, Lower and Upper Hutt moved to the elevated water restriction level yesterday, banning household sprinklers and irrigation systems, with gardens and lawns having to be watered by hand.

Wellington Water says a combination of increasing leaks, high water use and a growing population means the region is using and losing more water than before.

Ben Strang spoke to Palmers Miramar co-owner Katherine Beauchamp for her best tips on how to manage your garden under the restrictions.