Our stormwater network is comprised of 180.5 km of pipes and three pump stations. It would cost approximately $105 million to replace the stormwater assets.
Our network also includes catch pits, open drains and ponds which collect and dispose of stormwater.
We have installed EnviroPods into catch pits located in some recreational reserves as well as in the main streets of Raglan, Huntly and Ngaaruawaahia. These EnviroPod filters capture rubbish and pollutants within their mesh screens; this material would otherwise flow though the stormwater system into downstream rivers and waterways. The EnviroPod filters are programmed for regular maintenance which removes the contaminants.
Waikato District Council levies an urban drainage (stormwater) rate in Huntly, Ngaaruawaahia, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Tuakau, Pookeno and the settlements of Horotiu, Matangi, Taupiri, Meremere and Port Waikato. Find out more in our fees and charges schedule