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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
28 Nov 2016 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - Water main reinstatement
25 Nov 2016 Orbell Street - Sydenham - Site office establishment - road / wastewater / storm water and freshwater in Moorhouse Avenue
21 Nov 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Addington / Central city - Roading - wastewater - storm water and freshwater repairs
21 Nov 2016 Barton Street - Woolston - Freshwater pipe installation
7 Nov 2016 Barton Street - Woolston - Freshwater pipe installation
27 Oct 2016 Clinton Lane - Woolston - wastewater and fresh water repairs
6 Jun 2016 Godley Quay - Lyttelton - water main replacement
13 May 2016 Governors Bay Road - Banks Peninsula - Water shut off
12 May 2016 Governors Bay Road - Banks Peninsula - Water shut off
5 May 2016 Oban Place - Woolston - high ground water repairs and road repairs
11 Apr 2016 Glendevere Terrace - Redcliffs - Water supply repair
11 Apr 2016 Diamond Harbour and Governors Bay - infrastructure - Overview
7 Mar 2016 Garden Road - Holmwood Road - Fendalton Road - Merivale / Fendalton - wastewater repairs and fresh water supply repairs *Update*
7 Mar 2016 Mount Pleasant / Redcliffs - Roading - storm water - water supply and wastewater repairs - Overview
15 Feb 2016 Kidson Terrace - Cashmere - water supply work *Update*
12 Feb 2016 Holmwood Road - Fendalton - reopening to two-way traffic
1 Feb 2016 Beachville Road - Redcliffs - Water Supply repair
25 Jan 2016 Fendalton Road - Fendalton - fresh water supply replacement
25 Jan 2016 Richmond Hill Road - Richmond Hill - fresh water supply replacement
19 Jan 2016 Idris Road - Fendalton - water supply replacement *Update*
8 Jan 2016 Landsdowne Terrace - Cashmere - water supply replacement and roading *Update*
5 Jan 2016 Tuam Street - Phillipstown - Water supply repair
22 Dec 2015 Wai-Iti Terrace - Bryndwr / Burnside - fresh water pipes - Completion
22 Dec 2015 Innes Road - St Albans - fresh water pipes - Completion
22 Dec 2015 Idris Road - Fendalton - fresh water pipes - Completion
17 Dec 2015 Woodbridge Street - Cashmere - Temporary water supply shut off
13 Dec 2015 Innes Road - Strowan - fresh water supply replacement *Update*
8 Dec 2015 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - fresh water supply replacement *Update*
8 Dec 2015 Idris Road - Fendalton - water supply replacement *Update*
4 Dec 2015 Innes Road - St Albans - fresh water supply replacement *Update*