Christchurch and Banks Peninsula households that regularly use much more water than average pay extra for their water supply. Know and reduce your property's water use with our Water Reporter.
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At least 70 standard buckets of water per day.
480L to 700L
About 48 to 70 standard buckets of water per day.
Up to 48 standard buckets of water per day.
Average water use is based on the annual median household water use in Christchurch, which is 480 litres per day.
You’ll be charged for any excess water use recorded at your property each quarter. Good water-saving habits could save you money.
A high water meter reading could be the result of a number of things.
Learn more about excess water charges.
Be onto it with leaks at your place and it could help you avoid water charges.
Watch the video below and check out our step-by-step guide on How to check for leaks.
It's up to all of us to be mindful of how we water. Making small changes can result in a big reduction in your water use.
In hot, dry weather, the demand for water can double. When this happens, we need to draw water from all of our wells to cope with demand.
Sometimes, we may even use water faster than we can pump it and fill our reservoirs, leading to supply issues and reduced pressure. This can impact activities like firefighting.
We know some households have higher water use and remissions are available in certain circumstances.
Learn more about the criteria for remissions and what you’ll need to provide.