The Mayors of Auckland and Christchurch have put forward a joint proposal to make progress on the divisive “three waters” issue and achieve consensus.
Level 4 water restrictions are now in place for Akaroa, Takamātua and Duvauchelle on Banks Peninsula as hot weather and critically low stream flows put extra pressure on water supplies.
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.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says it is important that residents with concerns about the Government’s three waters reforms make submissions on the Water Services Entities Bill.
Christchurch City Council is once again calling on the Government to re-think its approach to Three Waters Reform in its submissions on two bills.
Christchurch City Council is now the proud owner of the world’s largest detailed local ground water monitoring network.
Residents in Halswell, Wigram, Hornby, Sockburn and Templeton are being asked to keep conserving water to ease pressure on the local water supply network while work is done at the Denton Pump Station.
Christchurch City Council has today approved two new water bylaws and the Ihutai-Estuary and Coastal Stormwater Management Plan.
Christchurch City Council’s new online Water Reporter means households can now easily check how much water they have been using ahead of charges for high users coming into effect from mid-next year.
Banks Peninsula residents are being urged to start saving water now as stream-fed water supplies in the area keep dropping.