You can request a drainage plan from the Council which will show the pipelines and waterways on, or flowing from a property.

The Council can supply private drainage plans up to 1:500 scale, usually provided electronically and A4 size in printed or electronic format. A drainage plan might include:

  • Public and private sewer pipes
  • Public and private stormwater pipes
  • Open waterways that have been located on site and plotted or electronically recorded from field surveys

Water supply plans

You can also request a water supply plan – there is no charge for this. A service plan shows the water supply pipelines to a property’s water meter. The Council does not hold records on water supply pipe locations within private property boundaries.


Requesting a plan

You can request a private drainage plan by emailing  customerservicesplans@ccc.govt.nz, or by contacting us.

Requests made in person are processed immediately. Phone and email requests are processed within 24 hours (weekdays only), and will be emailed. Please note there is a cost for private drainage plans.


Building over Council owned drains

If you are rebuilding a house or garage you must check your plans don’t involve building over a Council drain. Christchurch City Council has a Bylaw to protect waterworks and specifies the proximity of building work near drains – including public water, wastewater and stormwater pipes. This is so the Council can check, repair and replace drains quickly and efficiently.


Fees

See Fees - Regulatory & Property Information (Drainage Plans) for current pricing.