While the rest of New Zealand imposes water restrictions or prepares to, the Kāpiti Council is adamant no such restrictions will be required locally.
The Council says Kāpiti is doing a great job of weathering the current dry spell. While other parts of the Wellington region are having to impose significant water restrictions there is no looming water shortage in Kāpiti.
Water and Wastewater Asset Manager Martyn Cole says water consumption has reduced more than 26 percent since water meters were introduced in July 2014, which means our supply is in good health.
He says we are also lucky that Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati have an alternative water source to fall back on if river levels get too low.
Mr Cole says if this happens, the River Recharge Scheme will top up the river below where we take our water at the Waikanae Water Treatment Plant with groundwater from bores, so it doesn’t enter our water supply.no