Wellington Scoop

Karori’s water supply cut for more than five hours

A burst watermain in Karori remained unrepaired more than five hours after it burst at 8am this morning.

The break cut the water supply on and around Karori Road.

Wellington Water first expected to have it repaired by 11am.

But at 1pm the city council advised:

There’s more damage than previously thought from this burst; we are awaiting an update from the crew.

A few minutes later however the council offered better news.

WgtnWater contractors have advised that water should be coming back on in the next few minutes. Remember to run a tap on full for a few minutes to flush out any sediment or air in the pipes.

Wellington Water’s website didn’t mention the Karori break.