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Riccarton event to highlight stormwater struggles

stormwaterEnvironment Canterbury wants to raise awareness that urban stormwater waterways are struggling.

 Currently up to 60% of people are unaware that drains lead to streams.

The Waterzone Committee consists of representatives from the community, Runanga, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council and Selwyn District Council.

The committee will be hosting an event at Westfield Riccarton Mall on 18 and 19 of January, 2019. All are
welcome to attend and if anyone would like to volunteer at the event please get in contact.

Westfield Riccarton Mall management have been supportive of the event. The location is not only a hub, but
the Riccarton Stream runs directly under the mall.

By having a conversation, more awareness can result in people understanding the importance of reducing
their stormwater footprint.

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