Widespread power outage in Banks Peninsula

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Dec 15, 2022 |

There’s a widespread power outage across Banks Peninsula.

The Christchurch City Council is asking residents to stop using water, including for flushing toilets, showering and washing.

You can still take drinking water from your tap.

 Without power they can’t pump water into storage reservoirs, so will be operating on a limited supply until power is back on.

 “Our wastewater network relies on power to pump wastewater from place to place. By stopping flushing you are helping us avoid wastewater overflows.”

“We are working with electricity providers and will provide more information as it is available. You can find more on the Orion website – https://www.oriongroup.co.nz/customers/power-outages/current

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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