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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
31 Jul 2013 Glenstrae Road - Mt Pleasant - McCormacks Bay Reservoirs - Completion
30 Jul 2013 Ferry Road - Phillipstown - fresh water supply repairs *Update*
30 Jul 2013 Phillipstown - project overview
29 Jul 2013 Moncks Spur Road - Redcliffs - Reservoir repairs
29 Jul 2013 Worsleys Road - Cracroft - Reservoir repairs
22 Jul 2013 Major Hornbrook Road - Mt Pleasant - Reservoir repairs
1 Jun 2013 New Brighton newsletter - Works in your area - Edition 2 - June 2013
20 May 2013 Mervyn Drive - Baladin Street - Chardale Street - 45–101 Waratah Street - Avondale - We're taking the opportunity to assign extra crews in your area *Update*
17 Apr 2013 Lovelock Street - Dallington - water main pipe repairs
2 Apr 2013 Cradock Street and Seafield Place - South Brighton - watermain renewal *Update*
25 Mar 2013 Opawa / Hillsborough - project overview
1 Mar 2013 Glenstrae Road - Mt Pleasant - McCormacks Bay Reservoir *Update*
7 Jan 2013 Huntsbury Avenue - Huntsbury - Reservoir rebuild - *Update*
7 Dec 2012 Keyes Road - New Brighton - New Pump Station *Update*
19 Nov 2012 Lamorna Road - Parklands - water sub-main renewal
16 Nov 2012 Main Road - Redcliffs - water main repairs
15 Oct 2012 Works overview in New Brighton
1 Oct 2012 Palmers Road - New Brighton - Water main replacement
24 Sep 2012 Lismore Street - Waltham - water main renewal
27 Aug 2012 Colombo Street - Central City - Water
24 Jul 2012 Edgeware Road - St. Albans - Wastewater and Water *Update*
5 Jul 2012 Moyna Avenue - Dallington - Water main pipe replacement
2 Jul 2012 Keyes Road - New Brighton - New Pump Station
21 Jun 2012 Antigua Street - Addington - Traffic Management *Update*
14 Jun 2012 Pine Avenue - South New Brighton - water main and submain replacement *Project Update*
6 Jun 2012 Palmers Lane walkway - New Brighton - Wastewater renewal
21 May 2012 Flavell Street - Heathcote Valley - Fresh water main repair
15 May 2012 Woodham Road – Linwood – Fresh water repairs
14 May 2012 Antigua Street and Burke Street – Addington – Wastewater, water main, stormwater replacement, and roading repairs
14 May 2012 Vivian Street – Burwood – Fresh water main replacement