Our District

In an emergency dial 111 for:

  • police
  • fire - including Rural Fire
  • ambulance

Ring this number if lives or property are at risk

Council emergency contact details:

04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486

Other emergency contact details:

Floods

Floods are a common hazard in the Kāpiti Region.  A flood becomes dangerous when:

  • the water is travelling very fast
  • the water is very deep
  • the flood water has risen very quickly
  • or if the floodwater contains debris, such as trees and sheets of corrugated iron.

Getting ready before a flood happens will help reduce damage to your home and business, and help you survive. 

View information about your property here.

When a flood threatens

  • Listen to your local radio station or visit our website
  • Move out of the flooded area or go to the nearest high ground

During a flood

  • Lift household items as high above the floor as possible
  • Don't attempt to drive or walk through floodwaters

During and after floods, council may pump out flooded properties and sections.  Assessment of flood damage is carried out by council, on a case by case basis, to determine if a stormwater network contributed to the flooding so the necessary maintenance carried out. 

Frequently asked questions

View the answers to frequently asked flooding questions here.

Related links

District Plan
GIS mapping tool
Stormwater 
www.getprepared.org.nz/hazards