12 Mar 2013

Capital to take extra water for urban homes

8:42 pm on 12 March 2013

Greater Wellington Regional Council says it will put into force today a consent to take extra water from the Hutt River.

It says there has been little rain in the area since last month, which has resulted in low river flows.

The council says the consent will allow water to be conserved in a storage lake at Te Marua for as long as possible.