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The recent rainfall has replenished stream flows across Banks Peninsula and removed the need for garden watering.
Said Christchurch City Council head of three waters and waste Helen Beaumont: “The demand for water has eased significantly in the past couple of weeks and we are now in a positon to lift the restrictions across our district.
“I want to thank all those who have adhered to the restrictions and made an effort to use water wisely – it has helped us to get through the summer without too many issues,’’ she said.
Level 4 water restrictions – a total ban on all outdoor watering - were introduced in Akaroa, Duvauchelle and Takamatua on Banks Peninsula in early February.
Level 1 restrictions were introduced in Christchurch in mid-February because at that stage warm, dry weather was pushing up demand for water and putting the city’s water supply network under pressure.