Our water use

The water dial below shows Christchurch's total water use yesterday, including commercial users but not usage from private wells. The personal use information below the dial is residential use only. 

We use this information to understand how the water supply is being used.

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What the different colour zones on the water dial mean

Green zone

This zone represents an average day's water use. At this level, we are usually able to cope well with demand.

Yellow zone

If our water use gets into the yellow zone, we may start to experience supply issues like reduced pressure.

Red zone

If our water use stays in the red zone for too long, we may need to implement restrictions, to help ensure fair and sustainable water supply across the city.


Water use by zone

Find out which water zone you live in. 

Central

Ferrymead

Kainga/Brooklands

Northwest

Parklands

Rawhiti

Riccarton

West