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Billing Categories

Rates are calculated using a differential rating system that is based on land use.

The billing categories are as follows: 

Districtwide water supply rate - differential categories

For the purposes of water supply rates the following differential categories apply:

General Means per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit that is connected to the district's water supply (excluding medium and large scale and accommodation/hospitality)
Medium Scale Means rating units connected to the district's water supply where the number of rating units or separately used or inhabited parts of a rating unit are 10 or more, but less than 20 units, whose water meters and individual check meters have not been installed
   
Large Scale Means rating units connected to the district's water supply where the number of rating units or separately used or inhabited parts of a rating unit are 20 or more units whose water is collectively supplied through one or more water meters and individual check meters have not been installed
Accommodation/Hospitality Means per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit connected to the district's water supply and used principally or exclusively as motels, camping grounds, hotels, hostels, lodges, licensed hotels and taverns.
   
Serviceable Means rating units not connected to the district's water supply, but within 100 metres of a water main and capable of being connected.

Wastewater rate - differential categories

For the purposes of certain wastewater rates the following differential categories apply:

General Means all rating units connected to the sewerage systems with one water closet or urinal other than rating units in the "Community" or "Educational" or Recreational" or "Large Scale Commercial/Residential" categories. A rating unit used primarily as a residence for one household will not be treated as having more than one water closet.
Community Means rating units connected to the sewerage systems and used principally or exclusively as places of religious worship and instruction, marae hospital and welfare homes, community health services and charitable institutions that provide maintenance or relief.
   
Educational Means rating units connected to the sewerage systems and used exclusively or principally by schools (with the exception of school houses), colleges, polytechnics, children's health camps and early childhood centres
Recreational Means rating units connected to the sewerage systems and used princpally or exclusively by recreational, sporting, other community organisations and Council community properties
Large scale commercial/residential Means rating units connected to the sewerage systems and used for large scale commercial or residential purposes as characterised by having more than one water closet or urinal and residential rating units connected to the sewerage system and used primarily as a residence for more than one household
Serviceable Means rating units not connected to the sewerage systems but within 30 metres of a sewer main and capable of being connected. 

Notes:

  • The Council does not assess a Uniform Annual General Charge.
  • The Districtwide General Rate is based on the Land Value of each rating unit.

Urban Rating Areas of the District

U1

Paekākāriki Urban Area
Paraparaumu/Raumati Urban Area
Waikanae Urban Area
Ōtaki Urban Area

Rural Rating Areas of the District

R1, R2, R3 Paekākāriki rural rating Area
Paraparaumu/Raumati rural rating Area
Waikanae rural rating Area
Ōtaki rural rating Area
R1  Rural Rating Units less than 50 hectares excluding those properties in the Rural Village Differential Rating Area 
R2 Rural Rating Units equal to or greater than 50 hectares plus (Rating Units less than 50 hectares where a combination of these properties total greater than 50 hectares and form part of one farming operation)
R3  Rural Rating Units which are identified in the Rural Village Differential Rating Area maps

Rating Unit

The Rating Unit is determined by the Valuer General.  It is generally a property which has one Certificate of Title but can include two or more Certificate of Titles or part Certificate of Titles, dependant on whether the land is owned by the same person or person and is used jointly as a single unit and is contiguous.

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Phone: 04 296 4700 or Email: rates@kapiticoast.govt.nz