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Water supplies and treatment

UV treatment

Ōtaki water supply

Ōtaki has two groundwater source sites near the Ōtaki River serving Ōtaki beach, town and areas of the Waitohu Plateau. The groundwater is chlorinated, high-intensity UV treated and pH corrected to ensure clean safe water is available for distribution to Ōtaki and the surrounding area. 

A plan of the scheme can be found here.

The estimated population served by the scheme is 5,883.

Council has resource consent to take a total of 11,233 cubic metres of water (from all Ōtaki water supply sources combined) per day.

View Ōtaki River flow rates on the Greater Wellington Regional Council website here.

Hautere/Te Horo water supply

The Hautere/Te Horo community has a restricted water supply from two shallow bores alongside the Otaki River. The water is chlorinated, high-intensity UV treated and pH corrected. The water is supplied in 'units', originally allocated on the basis of farm area.  A unit is approximately 1000 litres of water delivered through a restrictor over a 24-hour period.  Consumers install their own tank and pump to provide an 'on-demand' supply. Subdivision has resulted in high demand and the supply becoming over subscribed. 

A plan of the scheme can be found here.

There are 803 allocated water units.

Council has resource consent to take a total of 1382 cubic metres of water (from all Hautere/Te Horo water supply sources combined) per day.

Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati water supply

The Waikanae Water Treatment Plant was established in 1977 to supply water, sourced from Waikanae River, to Raumati, Paraparaumu and Waikanae.  The water is chlorinated, high-intensity UV treated and pH corrected. Fluoride is also added to this water supply.  View more information about fluoridated water here. 

A plan of the scheme can be found here.  

The estimated population served by the scheme is 38,671.

Council has resource consent to take a total of 23,000 cubic metres of water (from all Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati water supply sources combined) per day.

View Waikanae River flow rates on the Greater Wellington Regional Council website here.

Paekākāriki water supply

The Paekākāriki water plant taking water from Wainui Stream (Smith’s Creek) has been operating since 1922.  A bore sunk in 2003 provides additional supply.  The water is filtered, chlorinated and high-intensity UV treated for distribution to Paekākāriki and the surrounding area. 

A plan of the scheme can be found here.

The estimated population served by the scheme is 1,593.

Council has resource consent to take a total of 2489 cubic metres of water (from all Paekākāriki water supply sources combined) per day.

Private bores

In addition to Council-operated water supplies, there are many hundreds of private bores throughout the district.  View information about the process for installing a private water bore here.

Water Fluoride

To reduce tooth decay, the Kāpiti Coast District Council adds fluoride to water supplied to the Waikanae, Pararparaumu and Raumati supply zones.  Fluoride is not added to the Ōtaki and Paekākāriki water supplies. Water supply sources often contain...

Non-fluoridated drinking water filling points

Non-fluoridated water is available at public supply points located within Ōtaki and Paekākāriki: Old Ōtaki iSite, which is the old Ōtaki court house, Main Highway, Ōtaki Paekākāriki Town Centre, Beach Road, Paekākāriki Look for the official filling poi...