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Last reviewed: Tue, 09 Aug 2011

Water



Water is life-supporting and is essential to Christchurch's cultural, social, economic and environmental well-being.


Photo of water flowing.

The purity of Christchurch's groundwater is an important asset and a great source of pride for Christchurch residents. Purified naturally in underground aquifers by filtering through layers of gravel, it is one of the highest quality natural water supplies of any city in the world. Our coastal, lake and river waters are a focal point for recreational activities and have major cultural, economic and environmental significance. It is therefore essential that domestic, industrial and agricultural overuse and misuse of water is minimised to ensure the quality and quantity of all water within Christchurch is maintained.

Groundwater

Surface water

Surface Water Quality

Waterways

Marine water

Northern Christchurch Swimming Beaches Recreational Water Quality

Southern Christchurch Swimming Beaches Recreational Water Quality

Lyttelton Harbour Recreational Water Quality at Selected Swimming Beaches

Akaroa Harbour Recreational Water Quality at Selected Swimming Beaches

Avon-Heathcote Estuary / Ihutai Water Quality

Council response

 

Authorising Unit: Strategy Support

Last reviewed: Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Next review: Thursday, 9 February 2012

Keywords: water