Christchurch City Council

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Christchurch City Council
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Christchurch Central
Christchurch 8013
15 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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17 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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137 days ago

It's not too late to vote!

The Team from Christchurch City Council

If you’re planning on posting your voting papers, make sure you drop them in a post box by 5pm TODAY (Tuesday).

A map of NZ Post box locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Otherwise, you need to drop your voting papers off in a ballot box at our Civic Offices (53 Hereford St), or any open … View more
If you’re planning on posting your voting papers, make sure you drop them in a post box by 5pm TODAY (Tuesday).

A map of NZ Post box locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Otherwise, you need to drop your voting papers off in a ballot box at our Civic Offices (53 Hereford St), or any open Council Library or service centre before voting closes at noon on Saturday.

If your voting papers HAVEN’T arrived, we can issue special voting papers at the below locations during the week. It only takes a couple of minutes and they can be completed on site.

- Akaroa Service Centre, 78 Rue Lavaud

- Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

- Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street (special voting papers will be available on Saturday from 9am-noon)

- Fendalton Service Centre, Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads

- Linwood Service Centre, Eastgate Mall, first floor, Corner Buckleys Road and Linwood Avenue

- Lyttelton Service Centre, 18 Canterbury Street (note Lyttelton hours are 10am to 6pm)

- Shirley Service Centre, 36 Marshland Road

- Te Hāpua Halswell Service Centre, 341 Halswell Road

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158 days ago

Soft plastics

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic … View more
Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic bags, cling film, courier bags, bubble wrap and cellophane.

For more info, head to our website at the link below.

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185 days ago

Christchurch’s Redwood Library closed for further repairs

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Redwood Library will remain closed in order to carry out more repairs.
The library in Main North Road closed on Monday, 29 July to allow for a site upgrade. It was originally due to reopen on Monday, 26 August.
However, further investigations show that the building requires more work than planned.

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