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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
12 Feb 2016 Holmwood Road - Fendalton - reopening to two-way traffic
1 Feb 2016 Beachville Road - Redcliffs - Water Supply repair
25 Jan 2016 Richmond Hill Road - Richmond Hill - fresh water supply replacement
25 Jan 2016 Fendalton Road - Fendalton - 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 Innes Road - St Albans - fresh water pipes - Completion
22 Dec 2015 Idris Road - Fendalton - fresh water pipes - Completion
22 Dec 2015 Wai-Iti Terrace - Bryndwr / Burnside - 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*
4 Dec 2015 Clyde Road - Burnside - fresh water supply replacement *Update*
27 Nov 2015 Idris Road - Fendalton - water supply replacement *Update*
18 Nov 2015 Innes Road - Strowan - fresh water - night work *Update*
17 Nov 2015 Worcester Street (Woodham Road and Dacre Street) - Linwood - fresh water pipe *Update*
16 Nov 2015 Kidson Terrace - Cashmere - water supply relay *Update*
12 Nov 2015 Idris Road - Fendalton - water supply replacement *Update*
11 Nov 2015 Smith Street - Woolston - Emergency water main work
2 Nov 2015 Idris Road - Fendalton - water supply replacement
2 Nov 2015 Kidson Terrace - Cashmere - water supply replacement
29 Oct 2015 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - fresh water sub main replacement
28 Oct 2015 Godley Quay - Lyttelton - wastewater segment replacements
20 Oct 2015 Finnsarby Place - Sumner - fresh water repairs *Update*
20 Oct 2015 Wai-Iti Terrace - Bryndwr / Burnside - water supply replacement *Update*
19 Oct 2015 Clyde Road - Burnside - fresh water supply repair
15 Oct 2015 Kinsey Terrace walkway - Clifton - fresh water replacement - Completion