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Christchurch City Council is closely monitoring stream levels in Banks Peninsula with the hopes of being able to lower or remove water restrictions soon.
Level 1 water restrictions have been introduced across Christchurch to ensure the Council can keep supplying a fair amount of water while keeping enough in reserve for fire-fighting.
Level 4 water restrictions are now in place for Akaroa, Duvauchelle and Takamatua on Banks Peninsula as very dry conditions put pressure on water supplies.
Christchurch City Council will begin contacting property owners from next week to remind them about the importance of stopping water from back-flowing into the public drinking-water supply.
People living and working in the Governors Bay area are being urged to restrict their water use while a burst water main is fixed and a reservoir refilled.