Water Rates

This page contains information about water rates.

When is my water meter read?

Water meters are read and invoices sent on a six-monthly cycle. The amount payable is due on the 20th of the month following the month that the invoice was dated. Water meters are read and invoices for water used are sent to property owners every 6 months. The dates the meters are read will vary depending on your area. All water passing through your meter is chargeable. Water meter billing schedule.

What is the penalty for paying my water meter late?

Pursuant to section 57 and 58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, the Council delegates the authority to the Council Revenue Team to apply the following penalties on unpaid rates:
A penalty of 10% of the amount outstanding for water-by-meter rates charged under section 19(2)(b) of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 will be added on the day after the due date.
a)Water charges – metered properties:
A penalty of 10% of the amount outstanding for water‑by‑meter rates charged per invoice will be added on the relevant penalty date for each billing month and area stated below, except where a ratepayer has entered into an arrangement by way of direct debit authority, or an automatic payment authority, and honours that arrangement.

For each billing month and area, the date the penalty will be added is as follows:
Billing month Area Penalty date
July 2017
January 2018 Dargaville (Hokianga Road and side streets) and Glinks Gully 22 August 2017
21 February 2018

August 2017
February 2018 Dargaville (Station and Beach Roads) and Mangawhare 21 September 2017
21 March 2018

September 2017
March 2018 Dargaville Township East 24 October 2017
23 April 2018

October 2017
April 2018 Dargaville (Awakino Road and Main Street) and Ruawai 21 November 2017
22 May 2018

November 2017
May 2018 Dargaville (Ranfurly, Plunket and Tirarau Streets) and Maungaturoto Railway; Maungaturoto Township, and Mangawhai 21 December 2017
21 June 2018

December 2017
June 2018 Dargaville (out of Borough - Kaihu etcetera), Awakino Point and Baylys 23 January 2018
23 July 2018

How can I get a final water meter reading?

If you are selling your property, a final water meter reading should be arranged between your solicitor and Council before settlement. There is a fee for this service, and you will also be billed for the water consumption up to the date of the final meter reading. Once the final water account has been processed, the water account will automatically be changed into the new owner’s name. View our final meter reading charges online or contact us.

Can I request a special water meter reading?

Yes, You can request your water meter to be read at any time if required. There is a fee for this service, and an invoice will be sent to you. For more information please contact us, or to view our fee schedule on right or contact us.

What if I have a water leak?

You can find out more about water leaks here.

Can I get my water connected or disconnected?

If you wish your property to be connected or disconnected to the water supply please contact the Water team at council@kaipara.govt.nz or 0800 727 059. Fees and charges for this service are listed online.

How does a solicitor request rates information?

By utilising the Solicitors Settlement Request Form.