Christchurch City Council is asking residents and visitors in Banks Peninsula to save water as stream levels drop.
The Council has set up electronic signage at the entrance to Akaroa and will be delivering flyers there and in Duvauchelle to remind people to be water wise.
Most water supplies in Banks Peninsula are fed by streams, which are usually at their lowest when summer demand is at its highest, putting a strain on the water supplies.
Council Head of Three Waters and Waste Helen Beaumont says stream flows are expected to keep dropping with continued dry weather and rising temperatures forecast into February.
“Please be mindful when using water – especially when watering gardens. Use a hand-held hose and only water plants for several minutes before 7am or after 9pm, when it’s cooler. Avoid watering lawns and grass berms, and check all taps – inside and outside – for any leaks. If you spot a water leak on public land, please let us know so we can fix it quickly.
“We’re asking everyone to play their part to help save water this summer.”