What it will mean for Kāpiti
The Three Waters Reform Programme will significantly change the way critical water infrastructure and services are delivered in our district.
On the Kāpiti Coast, we have invested heavily in our water management, security and infrastructure on behalf of, and for the benefit of, our community and the environment. Find out how our water supply works in Kāpiti.
Our water-related assets together have a value of $326 million, which is 36 per cent of Council’s total assets (excluding land under roads).
A further $12.7 million is allocated in this year’s annual plan to support drinking water safety upgrades, improve our wastewater treatment infrastructure and address flood risks in our district.
Because of this investment, we are well-positioned for the future. A recently released Auditor-General’s report, Managing the supply of and demand for drinking water, shows that the Kāpiti Coast District Council is setting a good example in our future-focused approach to supplying drinking water.
The establishment of four publicly-owned water service entities will effectively remove our responsibility for maintaining critical waters infrastructure and services. For example, Council would no longer be responsible for delivering drinking water supplies to households. It may also mean changes to how much our ratepayers pay for water and wastewater services, and who they pay for these services, in the future.