Stormwater is the water that runs off surfaces such as roads, driveways, footpaths and rooftops. It travels down gutters, into sumps and enters the stormwater network to be discharged into harbours and streams.

Water Sensitive Urban Design guide

The Council has developed a water-sensitive urban design guide for stormwater management in Wellington.

    Testing stormwater

    In the interest of public health and the environment, the Council monitors stormwater pollution throughout the city.

      Preventing pollution and flooding

      Information about the harm caused by stormwater pollution, and what you can do to help.

        Managing stormwater

        The Council manages the network that collects, transports and disposes of stormwater.