We're replacing the remaining shallow wells that supply water to Christchurch’s northwest with deep wells to reduce the small risk of contamination from those shallow wells.
In 2012, we began a programme to replace the shallow wells in the northwest with deeper wells. This work has been prioritised to reduce the risk of contamination through the shallower wells.
Northwest water zone
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About the northwest zone
- The northwest zone supplies about 80,000 people.
- There are 12 pump stations and 53 wells supplying the zone. Of these, 22 shallow wells are being replaced as they have a small risk of contamination from surface influences.
- The 22 wells to be replaced range in depth between 16 metres and 43 metres.