Christchurch City Council

Community Organisation

Christchurch City Council
53 Hereford Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch 8013
109 days ago

Bin stickers

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Want a sticker to pop on the lids of your three bins so you can double check what goes in each?

Head down to any of our libraries or service centres and our friendly team will be able to give you a set!

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157 days ago

Work starts on new Linwood swimming pool

The Team from Christchurch City Council

The Linwood/Woolston community has celebrated the start of construction work on the eagerly-awaited Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.

The $22 million facility is being built in Linwood Park on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Smith Street.

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165 days ago

Water refill stations

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Our unchlorinated water fill stations at the Keyes (New Brighton) and Burnside pump stations have officially reopened at Alert Level 1💧

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294 days ago

Boil water alert remains for parts of Mt Pleasant

The Team from Christchurch City Council

A boil water notice for parts of Mt Pleasant will remain in place over the weekend as a precaution.

Residents in some areas of the suburb were advised on Wednesday afternoon to boil their water following a loss of pressure in the water mains that supply the area.

In an update today, Christchurch … View more
A boil water notice for parts of Mt Pleasant will remain in place over the weekend as a precaution.

Residents in some areas of the suburb were advised on Wednesday afternoon to boil their water following a loss of pressure in the water mains that supply the area.

In an update today, Christchurch City Council Three Waters and Waste Reticulation Manager Tim Drennan says residents in the affected area should continue to boil all water used for drinking, food preparation, utensil washing, brushing teeth or making ice until Christchurch City Council advises that it is safe to use.

The boil water notice was introduced as a precaution because the city’s water supply network relies on a constant pressure to prevent any contaminants entering pipes.

If the pressure drops, there is a chance the water could become contaminated when it starts flowing again.

Mr Drennan says staff have been regularly testing the water supply in the area and the results have been clear.

“There are no signs of contamination at this stage but we would like to continue testing for a few more days so we can be sure there are no issues.”

Council staff are still investigating the cause of the water pressure problem.

Bringing water to the boil is sufficient to kill bugs. If you cannot boil water, treat it by adding one teaspoon of household bleach per 10 litres of water and leave for 30 minutes.

Any Mt Pleasant residents who do not have water should contact the Council’s call centre on 03 941 8999.

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296 days ago

Boil water notice for parts of Mount Pleasant

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Residents in parts of Mount Pleasant are being advised to boil their water following a loss of pressure in the water mains that supply the area.

Up to 300 properties were without water this afternoon while Christchurch City Council contractors worked urgently to restore water supply to homes.

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Residents in parts of Mount Pleasant are being advised to boil their water following a loss of pressure in the water mains that supply the area.

Up to 300 properties were without water this afternoon while Christchurch City Council contractors worked urgently to restore water supply to homes.

Residents in the affected area should boil all water used for drinking, food preparation, utensil washing, brushing teeth or making ice until further notice.

“The boil water notice will remain in place until we are confident there is no contamination,’’ Council Manager of Technical Services Will Rowson says.

“Bringing water to the boil is sufficient to kill bugs. If you cannot boil water, treat it by adding one teaspoon of household bleach per 10 litres of water and leave for 30 minutes.’’

Mr Rowson says the boil water notice is a precaution, because the city’s water supply network relies on a constant pressure to prevent any contaminants entering pipes.

If the pressure drops, there is a chance the water could become contaminated when it starts flowing again.

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