High quality water is essential for the health and wellbeing of our region. Residents and businesses in the cities of Lower Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington are all supplied water by Wellington Water, a council-controlled organisation owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council and Wellington City Council.
Greater Wellington owns the assets involved in the supply of bulk water, including:
Wellington Water's role is:
Planning to ensure that the water needs of future generations can be met
Providing the region's water supply costs around $26 million dollars annually, or 52 cents per thousand litres. Each week enough high-quality water to fill Wellington's Westpac Stadium is delivered to homes and businesses across the region.
For more information on water supply visit the Wellington Water website.
History of our water supply
Greater Wellington Regional Council has published an historical account of the trials and tribulations of our region's water history - Our water history - on tap. It charts our progress from the early days of settlers gathering water from streams, rooftops and shallow wells and concludes with the development of modern water treatment plants and outlines the challenges about our future supply.