As well as Council-operated water supplies, there are hundreds of private bores throughout Kāpiti.
You will need to apply to the Greater Wellington Regional Council for a resource consent for a bore. You can find out more about applying for one at Resource consents.
You can find contractors who install private groundwater bores in the Yellow Pages.
The Waikanae river recharge scheme may impact the groundwater levels in private bores in Waikanae.
Council use eight bores to draw water from the 70–90m deep Waimea aquifer for the scheme when/if needed. When we use these bores, the water level in the aquifer decreases.
While private bores don't tap into the deepest Waimea aquifer, water levels in the layers above it could go down when the scheme is operating.
To check the level of water in Waikanae aquifers:
- Go to the Waikanae Borefield Level Monitoring.
Note: you will need Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 9+ to see this information).
- Check if your property is inside the orange line. Bores in this area may have reduced water levels when the river recharge scheme is operating.
- Enter the address of your property in the search box at top left of the screen.
Result: A blue line will appear showing where your property is located.
- Look for closest monitoring site to your property, marked red.
- Click the double arrows to enlarge the graph showing water levels at that location. (You may need to scroll sideways to see these.)
Check our Waikanae Borefield Level Monitoring page. Is your property inside the orange line?
Consider if your bore is your only source of domestic water, and/or water for stock.
Check your bore has power.