COVID-19 Updates and Information


Water New Zealand answers key questions about how COVID-19 affects your water supply. 

Water New Zealand has collated answers to key questions about the effects of COVID-19 on your water supply. Read more here. 

Visit covid19.govt.nz for more information relating to COVID-19. 


3 April 2020

MOH portal for non-health essential services to request PPE 

MOH now have a portal for non-health essential services to request PPE from the national reserve supply. Note at this stage it is only face masks available through this channel. The portal is available here.     


 COVID-19 Essential Workers Guidance 

Water Services Association of Australia and Dr Dan Deere have produced this guidance material for keeping essential workers safe in the workplace. 


Trojan UV - COVID-19 & Water 

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about the virus’s potential transmission and/or persistence in drinking water and wastewater are being asked.


2 April 2020

Water Services Updates & Issues Presentations


31 March 2020

How to stay COVID free at a WRRF

The Water Environment Federation has created an infographic on "How to stay COVID free at a Waste Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF)" also known as a Wastewater Treatment Plant. 


27 March 2020

Ministry of Health guidance on PPE and cleaning 

Ministry of Health has provided guidance on cleaning rooms/facilities following suspected, probably, or confirmed case of COVID-19, as well as guidance on face masks and hygiene and how to use PPE if required. 


26 March 2020 

Widespread toilet blockage fear through COVID-19

Plea to stop flushing wipes - COVID-19 has led to a big spike in wipes flushing. This risks overwhelming wastewater emergency operators and could mean widespread toilet blockages around the country.


Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Waste Management for the COVID-19 virus

To support water and sanitation practitioners and providers, as well as health-care professionals, the World Health Organisation has recently published a technical brief, “Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19".


COVID-19 Identifying essential services staff

Advice from Police in terms of identification for workers delivering essential services is there is not 'official' or standard identification card. Police will take a reasonable approach and endeavor to confirm the role of anyone spoken to. 


12 March 2020 

Coronavirus panic causing unprecedented blockages in Auckland's Sewage System