About the water supply

Where our water comes from

Water from underground aquifers is used to supply the Christchurch urban area, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour and Governors Bay..

Water saving tips

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

Schools programme

Water – abuse it and you'll lose it. Students learn how to be waterwise!

Water restrictions

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

Northwest well upgrade

The Council plans to replace the remaining shallow bores in the Northwest water zone with deeper bores to reduce the risk of contamination.