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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
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 Wai-Iti Terrace - Bryndwr / Burnside - water supply replacement *Update*
20 Oct 2015 Finnsarby Place - Sumner - fresh water repairs *Update*
19 Oct 2015 Clyde Road - Burnside - fresh water supply repair
15 Oct 2015 Kinsey Terrace walkway - Clifton - fresh water replacement - Completion
12 Oct 2015 Willryan Avenue - New Brighton - fresh water supply
12 Oct 2015 Godley Quay - Lyttelton - water main replacement
7 Oct 2015 Fitzgerald Avenue - Central City - fresh water network
5 Oct 2015 Finnsarby Place - Sumner - fresh water supply repair
1 Oct 2015 Lyttelton / Corsair Bay / Cass Bay / Rapaki - wastewater - storm water - fresh water repairs - Overview
29 Sep 2015 Sherborne Street and Edgeware Road intersection - St Albans - water main - Emergency work
28 Sep 2015 Innes Road - Merivale - water supply repairs
25 Sep 2015 Wai-Iti Terrace - Burnside - water supply repairs *Update*
23 Sep 2015 Main Road - Moncks Bay - fresh water pump station repairs
21 Sep 2015 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - fresh water supply repair
14 Sep 2015 Mt Pleasant Road - Mt Pleasant - Retaining Wall
14 Sep 2015 Wai-Iti Terrace - Bryndwr / Burnside - water supply repairs
7 Sep 2015 Hackthorne Road - Cashmere - water supply repairs