Water “younger than one year old” is present in one of the Grampian wells – younger water may be a risk to public health due to the potential presence of bacteria and viruses. It is not possible in the short term to isolate the well, so the Council is restarting temporary chlorination as a precautionary measure. The Council will repeat the age dating analysis and explore options for the pump station.
More information on water chlorination, including Council contact details, can be found at:
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board’s 21 December newsletter includes:
- highlights from the Board’s latest meeting;
- reflections on 2020 by Board Chair Emma Norrish;
- information on a New Year’s Eve event in Hagley Park;
- information on recycling at Christmas; and more.
Click through to read:
Water chlorination in Casebrook: the Christchurch City Council has just advised the following:
“We’ll soon be adding chlorine to our Grampian Street water supply pump station in Casebrook.
This is a precaution while we carry out age-testing of the groundwater from one of our water wells.
If you live in or around Casebrook, you may be able to taste or smell chlorine in your drinking water. This is normal and safe.
We expect to finish the testing by end of June 2021, at which time we’ll also remove the chlorine.
Thank you for your patience while we carry out this important work in your area.
For more information about water chlorination, please visit ccc.govt.nz/WaterChlorination”
Kerbside collection update: most wheelie bins will be emptied as usual over the Christmas/New Year period. As Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Friday, if your bin is normally emptied on a Friday, your collection day will move to Saturday for those two weeks. Click through for more information on Council opening hours and services over the holiday period:
Opening hours and services over the Christmas holidays
For those who might be alone on Christmas day – there’s a Christmas afternoon tea on offer from the Northgate Community Services Trust. From 2:30pm on Christmas day in the Northcity Church cafe.
“Are you going to be alone on Christmas day?
Come and join us for an afternoon tea in the Northcity Church café.
Come as you are. No cost.”
Looking for a local Christmas carol event? Head to St Paul’s Anglican Church this Sunday 20 December at 5pm for Carols in the Churchyard. Bring a blanket or seats and a picnic – listen to the bells and join in the carol singing.
At the 4 December meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: received reports back from young people funded by the Board’s Positive Youth Development Fund; requested staff investigate an extension of the alcohol ban area in Papanui and also yellow no stopping lines for parts of Erica Street; and adopted a meeting schedule for 2021 & appointed a Recess Committee for the summer break. Click through for the full minutes. The next Board meeting will be on Friday 18 December.
The Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) motorway is set to open to all traffic from around 1pm on Thursday 17 December. The shared pedestrian/cycle path will open also. Click through for more information, including details of work yet to be done, and T2 lanes & express busses operating from January. For residents downstream of the project, the Council is asking for any potential safety issues or significant increases in traffic on local streets to be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.