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Christchurch water restrictions: What you need to know

Wednesday, March 06, 2019   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: water, conservation

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 1st March 2019

Level 3 water restrictions are now in place across Christchurch. Here we answer some of your queries about why the restrictions have been introduced and what they mean for you.

Why the Council has imposed water restrictions

To help us upgrade our water wells faster so we can get back to chlorine-free water again.

If we can reduce demand for water, we can take more wells out of service and do the work needed to bring them up to a secure standard so they no longer need chlorine treatment.

Find out more about why Christchurch's water is being temporarily chlorinated.

It’s not because we’re running out of water

Water restrictions will be in place from Monday.No, it’s not a supply issue; there’s plenty of water for everyone. We’ve put restrictions in place so we can upgrade our water wells as fast as possible.

Water restrictions will be in place from Monday 4th March 2019.

What ‘Level 3 restrictions’ mean

It means watering with hand-held hoses only, and on alternate days:

  • If you live at an on odd-numbered address, you can water your lawn or garden on odd dates (1st, 3rd, 15th, etc)
  • If you live at an even-numbered address, you can water your lawn or garden on even dates (2nd, 4th, 18th, etc)

Unattended hoses, sprinklers, and garden irrigation systems are not permitted at any time.

How long water restrictions will be in place

From Monday 4th March to Friday 31st May 2019.

Why water-bottling plants and rural irrigators aren’t facing restrictions

Water-bottling plants and other self-suppliers like farms don’t use the Council’s water network and don’t affect our public water supply. We also don’t issue consents for taking groundwater, Environment Canterbury (ECan) does.

Get specific information about water bottling and consents on the Environment Canterbury website.

The Council is restricting water use on its sports fields, parks and in the Botanic Gardens

We are doing our best to lead by example. We’re trying to conserve water by only watering parks and sports fields after 9pm and before 7am, when it’s cooler.

However, some of our fields have a sand base, which must be watered during the day to prevent the turf from dying. If the turf died, it would be very expensive to replace.

The Botanic Gardens has its own private well so it is not drawing water from the public water supply, but it is supporting our conservation campaign by minimising watering during the day.

Some privately owned parks or sports clubs are allowed to water their grounds

If sports clubs or privately owned parks have their own wells, then they are allowed to water their grounds at any time because this will not impact on the Council’s public water supply.

An enforcement policy will be in place

If people do report problems to us, our first step is to look into it and provide information to educate people about why water restrictions are in place. In extreme situations, we can take steps to limit the water supply at a property or, as a last resort, prosecute.

Why recently reported public water leak may still not be fixed

We’ve recently seen a huge increase in the number of water leaks being reported to us (about 300 per week) and are working with our contractor, Citycare, to fix them as fast as possible. All the urgent jobs are being prioritised so they are fixed within an hour or a day. However, this means some minor repairs are taking longer to get to than they normally would. We are continuing to work closely with Citycare to address the issues in the best possible ways, including bringing in extra crews to fix leaks.

Even though it’s busy, it’s important people keep notifying us of leaks so we can investigate and do any repairs.

Report a water leak to the Christchurch City Council.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch