Water supply

We're responsible for supplying safe water to approximately 20,000 connections for household and commercial water use in our District. In Kāpiti all of our public drinking water supplies are tested and treated with chlorine and high-intensity UV light and pH corrected to make sure it’s safe to drink.

At times the water you drink from the tap can taste different but that does not mean that it's unsafe. Water taste can be affected by temperature, the time the water has been in the pipes, river levels and flood water, and people’s plumbing systems.

Our water is sourced from various locations around the district and we're responsible for the management and maintenance of its assets like treatment plants, reservoirs, pump stations and the reticulation network.

Watch our video 'Household Water - water use and savings' on YouTube to see how to read your meter and manage water use around your home.

Water projects

We work with our communities to ensure people in the district have reliable access to clean water, now and in the future.

Water supply project

The water supply on the Kāpiti Coast is being secured for future generations.  View information about the water supply project, including the river recharge scheme here.

Our Safe Drinking Water

Often we go to the kitchen, pick up a glass, turn on the tap and drink a glass of water - most of the time we do this without considering if the water is safe to drink, or how it got there. A 30 minute version of the film, Our Safe Drinking Water, has...

Water Restrictions

There are no Council mandated water restrictions in Kāpiti. Water meters in conjunction with the new River Recharge scheme has meant the Council has secured more than enough water to manage even the worst drought conditions. Water consumption across th...

Water Use

This page contains information about potable water sources and consumption rates, what to do if you have a water leak and water meters.  

Water Conservation

This page includes information on the water retrofit service, water conservation advisor and water conservation tips.

Water Education

This page contains information on the water education units for schools and a short film for students about "Our safe drinking water"

Water supplies and 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 availabl...

Forms and Guidelines

All you need to know about water supply application forms, links to council guides, policy documents and a list of water-related online resources.

Annual Water Reports

Annual reporting by Council on the Waikanae River Recharge Scheme is a requirement of resource consents issued by Greater Wellington Regional Council on 7 October 2013. The relevant consents are WGN130103 [33759], [33760] and [33761]. The period of...

Water Supply FAQs

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions relating to the supply of potable water. Water charges | Cross lease properties | Water leaks  | Water meters  | Water Conservation  | New water service | No water | Low water pressure | Supply o...

Boil water notices

There are currently NO Boil water notices in place. The Kāpiti Coast District Council drinking water supplies are safe to drink. We treat all our public water supplies in accordance with New Zealand Drinking Water Standards. We use a multi barrier...