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We are responsible for rebuilding our city's water network. The people of Christchurch need a clean and reliable supply of tap water. Many Christchurch businesses depend on a robust supply of water to manufacture products, keeping our economy moving and providing essential goods and services.

What does fresh water include?

Fresh water, as opposed to wastewater and storm water, is clean water that is delivered to domestic and commercial customers, rather than discharged by them. What we mean by fresh water is what you expect to be delivered when you turn on a tap. While it's not always used for drinking, it needs to be delivered in potable (drinkable) quality. In a domestic setting, it's typically used for cooking, laundry, bathing, garden watering, and for water coming into the toilet.

Some industries make heavy use of water for cooling and cleaning of machinery. Commercially, it's also used as an ingredient in manufacturing and preparing food products. Businesses will also use water to a lesser extent for the same purposes as homes: washing, cleaning, incoming toilet water, even cooking and gardening in some cases.

Work underway on the fresh water network

Starting Work Description
30 Jul 2015 Stacey Place - Woolston - water pipe installation - Delay
30 Jul 2015 Oban Place - Woolston - water supply pipe installation - Delay
29 Jul 2015 Stacey Place - Woolston - water supply pipe installation
29 Jul 2015 Oban Place - Woolston - water supply pipe installation
27 Jul 2015 Rapanui Ridge - Redcliffs - Retaining wall repair
16 Jul 2015 Linwood Avenue - Linwood - water supply renewal
14 Jul 2015 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - water supply repair
29 Jun 2015 St Albans / Edgeware - Infrastructure Repair - Overview
22 Jun 2015 Manchester Street - Central City - watermain *Update*
16 Jun 2015 Fisher Avenue - Beckenham - water supply repair - Completion
15 Jun 2015 Moncks Spur Reserve and Barnett Park - Redcliffs - fresh water pump station *Update*
8 Jun 2015 Linwood Avenue - Linwood - water supply renewal
2 Jun 2015 Manchester Street - Central City - watermain installation
1 Jun 2015 Linwood / Woolston - Phase 2 Infrastructure Repair - Overview
1 Jun 2015 Clifton - water main and pump station *Update*
1 Jun 2015 Sumner / Scarborough - Storm water - fresh water and road repairs - Overview
18 May 2015 Shirley / Mairehau - storm water and road repairs - Overview
15 May 2015 Bellbrook Crescent - Shirley - water supply repairs
4 May 2015 Hoon Hay / Hillmorton - wastewater - storm water - fresh water and roading repairs - overview
4 May 2015 Fisher Avenue - Beckenham - water supply repair
20 Apr 2015 Bealey Avenue / Madras Street - Central City - Water main renewal - Night works
10 Apr 2015 Madras Street - Central City - fresh water repairs
31 Mar 2015 Southshore - storm water - fresh water and road repairs *Update*
30 Mar 2015 Kinsey Terrace - Clifton - water main repairs
23 Mar 2015 Madras Street - Central Business District - Central city - water main *Update*
4 Mar 2015 Moncks Spur Reserve and Barnett Park - Redcliffs - Te Rae Kura - fresh water pump station - overview
2 Mar 2015 Beckenham–Huntsbury area - Beckenham / Huntsbury / Waltham / Opawa / Sydenham / St Martins - water supply and storm water repairs - Overview
2 Mar 2015 Griffiths Avenue and Rudds Road - Linwood - Repair of the earthquake damaged water main and road *Update*
18 Feb 2015 Manchester Street - Central City - fresh water repairs *Update*
10 Feb 2015 Union Street - New Brighton - water main repairs