Wellington will probably be on summer water restrictions from Sunday with the extent one limits which means sprinklers and irrigation methods can solely be used on alternating days and solely at sure instances.
Moving to restrictions as daylight financial savings kicks in is a call Wellington Water has made constantly over the previous few years.
But chief advisor Laurence Edwards stated water demand had been trending above what had been seen in earlier years since May.
While inhabitants Growth was a contributing issue, it was principally attributable to “an ageing network and increasing leaks”, he stated.
The leaks had been on each the general public facet of the community and personal property.
Private property, Edwards estimated, had contributed round 40 % of the water misplaced.
Wellington Water had been working to treatment the state of affairs.
Edwards stated employees had been “implementing a more intensive, urgent programme of work” to determine and repair leaks on each the general public community and inside non-public properties, and scale back the run time of essentially the most vital leaks.
Staff had been additionally taking a look at different measures they may take throughout the community and could be recommending additional work to every of the entity’s shopper councils, he stated.
Residents had been being requested to observe the restrictions and be aware of outside water use.