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.
- What kind of damage did the earthquakes cause?
- Physical extent of water supply system damage
- Assessing the damage
- What we're doing
Work underway on the fresh water network
25 Jul 2014 - 5:16pmCentral City Durham St North - one way street south of Bealey Ave SCIRT’s Fletcher team has completed wastewater work between Kilmore and Armagh...
25 Jul 2014 - 1:56pmAs well as the work in McCormacks Bay/ Redcliffs, SCIRT is also working on a major three-laning project from the base of Mt Pleasant back towards the...
SCIRT traffic update for week starting 14 April, 2014 – lead in to Easter/ school holidays, Royal Visit Monday11 Apr 2014 - 4:03pmRoyal Visit Monday morning 14 April Road closures in the morning will affect traffic movements in and around Latimer Square eg Madras St will be...