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Restrictions - Kapiti rivers/streams

Restrictions - Kapiti rivers/streams

Updated 11 November 2021 11:16am

Here you will find information on:

  • The restrictions that apply to water take consents in each catchment
  • Specific restrictions that apply to each consent in the catchment
  • Links to real time monitoring sites with river/stream flows and flows for compliance purposes (GWRC sites only) 


1. All directions from Greater Wellington Regional Council for water restrictions for the 2021-2022 irrigation season are provided in the list of consents for each catchment in the table below.

2. The flow for compliance purposes (for GWRC real time monitoring sites) is determined after midnight each day and applies from 9am for the following 24 hours. 

Catchment List of consents Real time monitoring site Restrictions that apply to most water take consent holders
Otaki  Surface water takes Otaki @ Pukehinau No restrictions above 2550 l/sec (2.550 m3/sec). Full restrictions (cease take) below 2550 l/sec (2.550 m3/sec)
Waikanae Surface water takes Waikanae @ water treatment plant No restrictions above 750 l/sec (0.75 m3/sec). Full restrictions (cease take) below 750 l/sec (0.75 m3/sec)
Waimeha Surface water takes No real time monitoring site GWRC will notify water take consent holders of any restrictions following flow measurement
Mangaone Surface water takes Mangaone @ Ratanui No restrictions above 50 l/sec (0.05m3/sec)
Partial restrictions when flow less than 50 l/sec (0.05m3/sec)