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Fixing Christchurch's wastewater network is an important part of our rebuild responsibility. Diverting and treating wastewater efficiently is critical to maintaining safe levels of sanitation, and therefore to our health. Without a functioning wastewater system, disease can quickly spread through our city.

What exactly is wastewater?

Wastewater is all the water that goes down a sink or drain.  Wastewater is generated by homes and businesses from toilets, sinks, laundries, dishwashers, showers and baths.  Businesses also generate trade waste from their industrial operations. 

The wastewater network collects and carries the wastewater to the treatment plant at Bromley.  The wastewater network is separate from the stormwater network; which collects the flow from the roof, rainwater drains and gutters.

Wastewater is a distinct system to storm water.

For the latest information about pressure wastewater systems, click here.

Work underway on the wastewater network

Starting Work Description
8 Jul 2015 Hammond Place - Spreydon North - Wastewater repairs
7 Jul 2015 Tuawera Terrace - Clifton - wastewater investigations and repairs
6 Jul 2015 Kahu Road - Straven Road and Kilmarnock Street - Riccarton - wastewater section repair
6 Jul 2015 Kainga - Brooklands and Spencerville - Infrastructure Repair - Overview
6 Jul 2015 Spring Grove Street - Spreydon - wastewater repairs
6 Jul 2015 Wainoni Road - Wainoni - Pump Station Renewal *Update*
6 Jul 2015 Montreal Street - Sydenham - Lateral IP Installations
6 Jul 2015 Cossar Street - Burwood - Wastewater repair
6 Jul 2015 Edgeware Road - St Albans - wastewater renewal *Update*
3 Jul 2015 Carisbrooke Street / Warblington Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater - Traffic *Update*
2 Jul 2015 Bassett Street and New Brighton Road Roundabout - Burwood - Wastewater micro tunnelling - Night work
2 Jul 2015 Styx River Place - Spencerville - Wastewater Repair
1 Jul 2015 Hills Road - Edgeware - wastewater renewal *Update*
1 Jul 2015 Shortland Street - Aranui - Vacuum Wastewater Network - Traffic Alert
30 Jun 2015 Buckleys Road - Linwood - southern relief wastewater repairs *Update*
30 Jun 2015 Colombo Street - Sydenham - Section repair
29 Jun 2015 St Albans / Edgeware - Infrastructure Repair - Overview
29 Jun 2015 Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury / St Martins - wastewater repair *Update*
29 Jun 2015 Opawa Road - Waltham - wastewater repairs - Traffic *Update*
29 Jun 2015 Fendalton / Riccarton - wastewater section repairs
29 Jun 2015 Basingstoke Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater installation - Delayed
29 Jun 2015 Brockenhurst Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network
29 Jun 2015 Smith Street - Woolston - wastewater repair
29 Jun 2015 Basingstoke Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Traffic *Update*
29 Jun 2015 Campbell Street - Sumner - wastewater pipe repairs
29 Jun 2015 Centaurus Road - St Martins - wastewater repairs
29 Jun 2015 Edgeware Road - St Albans - wastewater renewal *Update*
29 Jun 2015 Centaurus Road - St Martins - wastewater main renewal
29 Jun 2015 Orbell Street - Sydenham - wastewater - Section repair
27 Jun 2015 Gloucester Street and Woodham Road - Linwood - wastewater renewal