Locating Underground Infrastructure
Council mains and service connections
If you need to find council water, sewer or stormwater infrastructure, please visit www.beforeudig.co.nz or call BeforeUDig on 0800 248 344.
This is a free service that lets anyone request information on the location of underground pipes and cables in and around any location. BeforeUDig also covers non-council infrastructure, including electricity and telecoms. You will need to become a member, but this is simple and there is no cost to you.
You can use this service even if you are only at the planning stage. When the time comes to start digging you will also need to submit a Corridor Access Request (CAR) if you are working in the road corridor.
Private property drainage plans
If you want to obtain the drainage plan of a specific private property you can visit, call or email the Council to make a request and we will make it available within three working days.
A standard fee will be charged, which covers research, retrieval, scanning and providing the file in electronic format. If you don't have access to a computer you are still able to receive a hard copy of a property file for the same charge.