Level three water restrictions will be introduced across Christchurch to help keep water use down while critical work is done to upgrade the city’s well heads.
Level 2 water restrictions are now in place for Akaroa, Duvauchelle and Takamatua on Banks Peninsula as dry conditions put pressure on water supplies.
The new water services regulator Taumata Arowai has met with Christchurch City Council to discuss its planned approach to providing safe drinking water.
Christchurch City Council is encouraging residents to keep up their water-saving efforts this summer, especially on the hotter days.
Christchurch City Council has lodged its first application with the national water regulator for an exemption from the requirement to add chlorine to Christchurch’s drinking water.
Adding fluoride to Christchurch’s drinking water supply would be complex and costly, with initial estimates putting the capital outlay required at more than $60 million.
A major cultural and environmental milestone has been achieved in Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour.
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 having enough in reserve for fire-fighting.
With important decisions looming on water reforms, Christchurch City Council Chief Executive Dawn Baxendale is urging residents to share their thoughts on what matters most to them.