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

Know and reduce your water use with our Water Reporter tool.

Water restrictions

Water restrictions may be introduced with very dry weather and increased demand for water.


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