Stormwater network

The stormwater network is separate from the sewer network.

Each system discharges to different points:

  • stormwater to sea
  • sewer to a treatment plant.

For information on how to locate your stormwater network (e.g. pipes), please follow the link below:

Locate your water, sewer and stormwater pipes

New connect to the stormwater network

By email

Step 1.Review application form

Read through the form to understand requirements.

The applicant must be the owner of the land, or the lease holder, or a person who has agreed to unconditionally purchase or lease the land.

Public Utility Connection / Disconnection Application(PDF, 321KB)

Step 2.Complete application

Fill out this application form. All fields must be completed or marked N/A as appropriate.

Step 3.Email us

Email your completed application form along with supporting documentation to: 

By email:  mailroom@wdc.govt.nz

We will contact you about the fees payable.  You can pay either online, in-person at one of our customer service centres or by phone.    

By post

Step 1.Review application form

Read through the form to understand requirements.

The applicant must be the owner of the land, or the lease holder, or a person who has agreed to unconditionally purchase or lease the land.

Public Utility Connection / Disconnection Application(PDF, 321KB)

Step 2.Complete application

Fill out this application form. All fields must be completed or marked N/A as appropriate.

Step 3.Post to us

Post your completed application form along with supporting documentation to: 

Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangārei 0148

We will contact you about the fees payable.  You can pay either online, in-person at one of our customer service centres or by phone.    

In-person

Step 1.Review application form

Read through the form to understand requirements.

The applicant must be the owner of the land, or the lease holder, or a person who has agreed to unconditionally purchase or lease the land.

Public Utility Connection / Disconnection Application(PDF, 321KB)

Step 2.Complete application

Fill out this application form. All fields must be completed or marked N/A as appropriate.

Step 3.Bring into us

Bring your completed application form along with supporting documentation and payment into one of our customer service centres:

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

 

Currently stormwater is not treated or screened after it enters the network. What goes down the drain goes to the harbour and out to sea. Any contaminants will affect the quality of the water and may harm plants and animals.

Everyone has a responsibility to keep the stormwater free of pollutants and contaminants. Some of the ways you can help include:

  • washing your car on the lawn instead of in the driveway
  • disposing of swimming and spa pool water properly
  • rinsing things like paintbrushes in your sink if it is connected to the main sewer system or by following the instructions from the paint manufacturer.

If you are experiencing frequent flooding, particularly if it involves living areas, please contact us.

We are responsible for stormwater downstream from your property boundary (with the exception of some rural areas where this responsibility lies with the Northland Regional Council).

Any stormwater problems within a property boundary are the responsibility of the property owner.

The Stormwater Management Bylaw:

  • covers connection to the stormwater system
  • outlines the responsibility of property owners for maintenance of the system on private property
  • and sets out the point of discharge.

Stormwater Management Bylaw