Stormwater Connections and Disconnections

​​​​Applying for a new connection
  • Submit a completed stormwater application form to Council
  • Enclose a site plan of your property, showing the preferred location of the connection and measurements to the nearest boundary.
  • Enclose the administration fee of $92. An administration fee is not charged when an existing service connection is available at the property.
  • Council will assess your application within five days of receipt.
After the connection is approved

You will receive written approval including a list of Approved Stormwater Contractors.docx and any other necessary documentation. You may then obtain quotations and/ or engage a contractor.

Costs and timeframes
The cost of the connection will depend on the work involved. You need to arrange payment directly with your contractor.
If work is required inside the road corridor, the approved contractor must apply for a corridor access request via​ to obtain a Works Access Permit (WAP) before work can commence. This can take up to 15 days from the date of application.

 Stormwater Application Fee (PDF 394KB)

Applying for a Disconnection
A ‘Request for Service Disconnection’ form is required for all Service Disconnections, i.e. All or any service no longer required due to demolition or removal of a building, subdivision or redevelopment.
  • Submit a completed Request for Service Disconnection form to Council
  • Council will process the request within five days of receipt
  • You will receive an approval notice together with any supporting documentation that may be required
  • You are then able to arrange the work to be done directly with your contractor

Capped ends are to be inspected by a Rotorua Lakes Council compliance engineer

Page reviewed: 03 Sep 2019 1:28pm