Water Wairarapa’s purpose is to secure a sustainable future for our region’s people, land and water, by storing and using water in ways that boost regional prosperity, care for the environment and support community use. 

Aims & opportunities
Water Wairarapa aims to collect, store and use water in a way that preserves the environmental integrity of natural water bodies.  Environmental, economic, cultural and recreational benefits will be maximised where possible. Participation by a wide range of interest groups is assisting this.           

The proposal
The proposal is to establish a multi-purpose water scheme or schemes based on the harvesting, storage & distribution of water in the Wairarapa valley.

Farmer info
Wairarapa farmers will be major users of water from any scheme. Information on how irrigation could work for Wairarapa farmers can be found here.