Health check for Kāpiti stormwater storage ponds
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is carrying out a survey of stormwater storage ponds in the district to identify their cleaning needs.
Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says there are more than 100 stormwater storage ponds in the district, a large majority of these are privately owned.
“If the ponds aren’t cleaned regularly they can cause problems in flooding events.”
The results of the survey will be shared with pond owners along with guidance on how to keep their stormwater storage ponds clean. The Council does not maintain privately-owned stormwater storage ponds.
“This winter has been one of the wettest on record and many residents have struggled to cope with the unprecedented amount of rain.
“Just like household drains and soak pits it is important that owners of stormwater storage ponds take appropriate steps to keep their ponds clean and free of debris,” said Mr Mallon.