Water - Fees & Charges

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

Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2023/2024 financial year, adopted by Council on 28 June 2023 as part of the Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Amendment (LTPA) and Annual Plan 2023-2024 (AP), are available below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2023. 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.

2023/24 Fees
Application Fee – per connection / disconnection (for water and / or sewer) up to two $210.00
Connection to Network Invoiced at cost
Temporary Removal of Water Restrictor
Removal and Reinstatement $210.00
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 $66.00
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 Hokio Beach Road $8.00 per load
Water Tanker Filling Facility (has a Flat Rate Charge per Load, plus a Charge per Volume) $1.71 / m³ / volume
Application Fee (includes gate access key deposit & PIN setup) $210.00
Additional or changes to PIN setup  $84.00
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
$328.00 + actual cost of repair
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