Water - Fees & Charges

Water  Fees & Charges - Fulling up a glass of water from the tap.

Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2024/2025 financial year, from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025, are available below. These fees and charges were consulted on as part of the Long Term Plan 2024-2044 (LTP) and were adopted by Council on 12 June 2024.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates.

Where unusual circumstances justify, eg more than two connections, additional fees may apply.

2024/25 Fees
Application Fee – per connection / disconnection (for water and / or sewer) up to two $220.50
Connection to Network N/A - Fee removed
Temporary Removal of Water Restrictor
Removal and Reinstatement $220.50
Water Usage Current unit rate
Testing of Flow Restrictor (customer requested - where test results show that the flow restrictor is accurate to within ±10% of their rated capacity)
Invoiced at cost
Water Meters
Final Reading $69.50
Meter Accuracy Test (customer requested - where test results shows that the meter complies with International Organisation of Metrology (OIML) R49) Invoiced at cost
Water Tanker Filling
Water Tanker Filling - this is only available from the Council Depot on Hōkio Beach Road N/A - Flat rate charge removed
Water Tanker Filling Facility (has a Flat Rate Charge per Load, plus a Charge per Volume) | (Charge per Volume in m3 from 1 July 2024) $2.50 per m3 per 1,000 litres
Application Fee (includes gate access key deposit & PIN setup) $220.50
Additional or changes to PIN setup $88.50
Charges for breaches of the Water Supply Bylaw
Use of a fire hydrant for purposes other than firefighting without prior approval from Council
Permitting water to run to waste after receiving a written warning from the Council
Contravening of any water use restrictions after receiving a written warning from the Council
Tampering with a connection, meter, restrictor or drawing from a connection or restrictor that has been tampered with
$344.50 + actual cost of
Fee for Council to perform maintenance on the area around the point of supply, clearing of soil, growth, or other matter or obstruction which prevents, or is likely to prevent convenient access
Actual cost
Fee for locating of a service connection where the customer has failed to maintain the area in and around the point of supply, charged after the first half hour Actual cost