Deep diving into our water supply
Next in our deep dive into Kapiti’s three waters, we take a long, cool drink of our water supply.
We're responsible for the management and maintenance of water treatment plants, reservoirs, pump stations and the reticulation network (how water gets to your house).
We supply safe water to approximately 20,000 connections for household and commercial use.
For a snapshot of daily water consumption, here’s what last Wednesday looked like:
- Waikanae – 4,638,000 litres
- Paraparaumu / Raumati – 7,766,000 litres
- Paekākāriki – 412,900 litres
- Ōtaki – 3,046,000 litres.
Those volumes combined would fill over six Olympic swimming pools!
Our water is sourced from locations around the district. Water in Ōtaki, Hautere, Te Horo and Paekākāriki comes from a variety of local bore sources. Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati are supplied water from the Waikanae River. There are also hundreds of private bores throughout Kāpiti, too.
All of our public drinking water is tested and treated with chlorine and high-intensity UV light and pH corrected to make sure it’s safe to drink.