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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
4 May 2015 Fisher Avenue - Beckenham - water supply repair
20 Apr 2015 Bealey Avenue / Madras Street - Central City - Water main renewal - Night works
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 Griffiths Avenue and Rudds Road - Linwood - Repair of the earthquake damaged water main and road *Update*
2 Mar 2015 Beckenham–Huntsbury area - Beckenham / Huntsbury / Waltham / Opawa / Sydenham / St Martins - water supply and storm water repairs - Overview
18 Feb 2015 Manchester Street - Central City - fresh water repairs *Update*
16 Feb 2015 Southshore - storm water outfalls - water main and roading
10 Feb 2015 Union Street - New Brighton - water main repairs
22 Jan 2015 Griffiths Avenue - Linwood - water main renewal *Update*
21 Jan 2015 Rudds Road - Linwood - Water main - Temporary road closure delayed
19 Jan 2015 McGregors Road - Linwood - water main renewal *Update*
14 Jan 2015 Colombo Street - Central City - fresh water repairs *Update*
12 Jan 2015 Armagh Street - Central City - fresh water repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2014 Mulgans Track - Clifton - water main repair and pump station *Update*
15 Dec 2014 Griffiths Avenue - Linwood - water main renewal
3 Dec 2014 Rudds Road - Linwood - water main renewal
1 Dec 2014 Brookhaven subdivision - Ferrymead - storm water - wastewater and road reconstruction - Overview
1 Dec 2014 New Brighton newsletter - Works in your area - Edition 11: December 2014
24 Nov 2014 Kinsey Terrace - Clifton - laydown area *Update*
12 Nov 2014 Armagh Street (between Manchester and Madras Streets) - Central Business District - Central city - fresh water repairs *Update*
6 Nov 2014 Owles Terrace - New Brighton - water main repairs *Update*
5 Nov 2014 Latimer Square and Armagh Street - Central Business District - Central city - fresh water repairs *Update*
3 Nov 2014 Garden Road - Merivale - water main upgrade *Update*
3 Nov 2014 McGregors Road - Linwood - watermain renewal
3 Nov 2014 Mulgans Track - Clifton - water main repair
28 Oct 2014 Gloucester Street - Central Business District - Central city - fresh water repairs *Update*
13 Oct 2014 Owles Terrace - South New Brighton - water main repairs