Each year we offer a water rates remission to provide support to larger families on low incomes who have
high water costs. This is the only rates assistance that may be available to tenants as well as home-owners and Kāpiti Coast District Council is unique in offering water rates assistance to its residents.
We know paying rates can be tough for some members of our community. If you're a low-income homeowner or tenant you might be eligible for water rates remission of up to $120.
Applications for the 2016/2017 funding round are closed. We'll update this page when the next funding round is open. (Applications for this assistance are usually at the end of the rates year in May-June when there is a record of what the applicant's water use has been for the first 3/4's of the rating year).
If your application is successful, you could receive up to $120 per household.
If your application is successful, the remission will be paid as a credit to your (or if you're a tenant your landlords) water rates account.
You can apply once a year. Applications open in May and close 30 June each year.
We've set aside up to $175,000 this year for rates remissions. These are available to low-income earners who are home-owners and are facing financial hardship. For more information, visit our rates remissions page.
For a full list of criteria for this remission and further information on all rates remissions, look at our Long term plan 2015-35, under Financial Strategy - Rates Remission Policy.
The policy is also online here