Water in our environment.


There are a number of coastal areas within Christchurch City Council’s jurisdiction, including harbours, ports and estuaries.


Christchurch is a low-lying city and there have always been areas that are prone to flooding.

Policy and strategy

List of the policies and strategies relating to water and waterways.

Water conservation

Be Waterwise our water is too precious to waste, so it is up to everyone to use it wisely.

Water restrictions

When we have very dry weather and an increased demand for water, water restrictions may be introduced to conserve water.


Christchurch and Banks Peninsula are characterised by a network of waterways.