The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team is currently investigating damage to the Northern Relief wastewater main in four different locations. The Northern Relief sewer collects wastewater from the northern and western parts of the city and takes it to Bromley for treatment and discharge. As it interconnects with other parts of the wastewater network, the Northern Relief carries about 35% of the city’s wastewater flow before it arrives at Bromley. It is a vital link in the city’s wastewater network.
Roads are something no one really notices until things go wrong. Fitzgerald Avenue – one of Christchurch’s ‘four avenues’ – was extensively damaged in February’s earthquake. The northbound lane suffered severe cracking up to two metres deep along the Avon River. Fortunately, the southbound lane only suffered minor damage and has been able to remain open, enabling repairs to occur while keeping traffic flowing.