You can request a drainage plan from the Council which will show the pipelines and waterways on, or flowing from a property.

The Council can supply private drainage plans up to 1:500 scale, usually provided electronically and A4 size in printed or electronic format. A drainage plan might include:

  • Public and private sewer pipes
  • Public and private stormwater pipes
  • Open waterways that have been located on site and plotted or electronically recorded from field surveys

Water supply plans

You can also request a water supply plan – there is no charge for this. A service plan shows the water supply pipelines to a property’s water meter. The Council does not hold records on water supply pipe locations within private property boundaries.


Requesting a plan

You can request a private drainage plan by emailing  customerservicesplans@ccc.govt.nz, or by contacting us.

Requests made in person are processed immediately. Phone and fax requests are processed within 24 hours, and can either be sent to a service centre for you to pick up, or delivered by post or email.


Building over Council owned drains

If you are rebuilding a house or garage you must check your plans don’t involve building over a Council drain. Christchurch City Council has a Bylaw to protect waterworks and specifies the proximity of building work near drains – including public water, wastewater and stormwater pipes. This is so the Council and SCIRT can check, repair and replace drains quickly and efficiently.


Fees

Each drainage plan costs $12.80 including GST. The fee is payable by credit card when you order over the phone, by pre-paid coupon on a email request, or by cash, EFT-POS, credit card, or pre-paid coupon when you collect the plan.

You can purchase a book of 10 drainage plan coupons at any service centre for $128.00 including GST.