About the water supply

Water like you oughta

Our water is too precious to waste, so it's 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.

Water pressure

Water pressure is a measurement of the force needed to move water from groundwater wells, through the water mains and into individual pipes.

Lead-jointed pipes

Some drinking water in Christchurch and Lyttelton is supplied through older lead-jointed pipes.