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Council working across the city as weather eases

Council working across the city as weather eases


Christchurch City Council and associated agencies continue to respond to the effects of the adverse weather across the city. The rain appears to have peaked, and the weather is expected to improve.

All river levels are running high, but are receding as the rainfall eases. The Heathcote River has overlapped in a few isolated locations and is currently 1.9 metres above normal levels. However, this is not expected to cause any flooding to homes in the area, although garages may be affected. The Avon River has peaked and is now receding. The Styx River, while high, doesn’t pose a problem.

There is Isolated flooding across the city, with Council contractors out clearing drains to assist surface water to drain away.

Areas of Heathcote Valley are experiencing particular difficulties with a huge amount of run-off water from the hills coming through the Bridle Path drain. Council contractors are out checking properties in the area.

Banks Peninsula
Lyttelton has experienced a slip in Canterbury Street, and contractors are on site working to make the area safe.

Geotechnical engineers are out in the Port Hills checking small localised slips, and monitoring areas known to be susceptible to mass movement. They have not identified any significant risks so far.

Quarry Reservoir in Lyttelton is running at a low level, after the water pipe feeding the Reservoir was washed away. This will affect water supplies to approximately 15 streets in Lyttelton. Council contractors are providing a water tanker for people affected, which will be parked outside the Lyttelton Fire Station in London Street. Council staff will be knocking on the doors of all homes affected. The following streets are known to be impacted:
• Somes Road
• Brenchley Road
• Cornwall Road (from number 23 upwards)
• Jacksons Road (number 54)
• Ross Parade
• Days Road
• Canterbury Street (from number 75 upwards)
• Oxford Street
• St Davids Street (from number 78A upwards)
• Reserve Terrace (from number 65 upwards)
• Foster Terrace
• Randolph Terrace
• Gilmour Terrace
• Walkers Road
• Harmans Road

The Council is asking Lyttelton residents and the rest of Banks Peninsula to conserve water as the adverse weather event will impact on local streams and affect water quality.

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