Water Retrofit Service – helping make saving water affordable
The Kāpiti Coast District Council supports the use of rainwater and greywater for outdoor irrigation to help ease the demand on our water supplies, particularly during the summer months where outdoor water use (washing cars or boats, watering the garden/lawn) is at its highest.
In 2008, Council required new households in urban areas to install rainwater and greywater systems. Homes built prior to 2008 have also been encouraged to do so, but the uptake has been low due to installation costs.
To address the cost barrier, Council is offering up to $5,000 (incl. GST) towards an approved rainwater or greywater solution. Once installed, the homeowner will pay back the loan through a Targeted Rate on their property, over a ten year period.
Households eligible for funding
The funding is available for households on the Kāpiti Coast where the house:
- homes in urban areas built before February 2008
- receives unrestricted potable water
- has a good rate payment history
- must be the registered property owner - name on the Title
Council will visit your property, explain how the funding works and the responsibilities - yours and ours. A copy of the application form is available for download or print below.
Water retrofit application form (PDF, 7 pages, 69Kb)
Business Directory for water retrofit installers (PDF, 1 page, 77Kb)
Frequently asked questions