The Government has released details on how it plans to reform the provision of three water services in New Zealand by establishing four new water entities.
Public feedback opens today on a 100-year strategy for the future of the district’s water services and resources.
Water restrictions have been lifted today on Banks Peninsula.
The Government’s decision to push ahead with a ‘flawed’ model for the delivery of three waters is extremely disappointing and robs communities of a voice, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.
Christchurch City Council is continuing to work with health officials to finalise its water safety plan with the aim of removing chlorine from the city’s drinking-water supply as soon as possible.
Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents will need to keep an eye on their water use from 1 October as new charges to manage demand for water are introduced.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has written to Minister Nanaia Mahuta following the Council’s unanimous rejection of the Government’s proposed delivery model for three waters.
Christchurch City Council is considering charging households that use large amounts of water in an effort to make the service fairer and to smooth peak demand over summer.
Christchurch’s drinking water could be chlorine free as soon as the end of July.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the Government’s announcement that it is making changes to its three waters reforms fails to address one of the key funding concerns raised by local authorities.