WELS started on 1 April 2010. The regulations require products imported into or manufactured in New Zealand on or after 1 April 2011 to display the labels.
Products imported or manufactured before 1 April 2011 do not need the labels until 1 April 2013.
WELS applies to six product classes:
- clothes washing machines
You can find more information about WELS is on the Ministry for the Environment website .
The Commerce Commission is responsible for enforcing the standards for water efficiency.
If you have a complaint that the standard has not been met, please use our online form or phone 0800 94 3600.