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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
20 Jan 2017 Cumnor Terrace - Woolston - Wastewater repairs
19 Jan 2017 Rutherford Street - Woolston - Wastewater repairs
19 Jan 2017 Wastewater repairs - night works
19 Jan 2017 Dundas Street - Central city - Wastewater lateral repair
17 Jan 2017 Update notice - wastewater repairs - Cashmere
17 Jan 2017 Carlyle Street - Sydenham - Wastewater lateral repair
17 Jan 2017 Bamford Street - Woolston - Wastewater repairs
16 Jan 2017 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - Wastewater repairs
16 Jan 2017 Update notice - wastewater repairs - Papanui - Bishopdale and Northcote
16 Jan 2017 Ferry Road - Gould Crescent and Rutherford Street - Woolston - Wastewater main pipe repairs - quality control repairs *Update*
12 Jan 2017 Dyers Pass Road - Cashmere - wastewater network repairs
4 Jan 2017 Grants Road and Proctor Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs *Update*
23 Dec 2016 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue and North Avon Road - Richmond - Northern relief wastewater trunk main installation - Shut-down
23 Dec 2016 Edgeware Road - St Albans / Edgeware - wastewater trunk main - Holiday shut-down
19 Dec 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Addington / Central city - Roading - wastewater - storm water and freshwater repairs - End of Year
19 Dec 2016 Karitane Drive / Hackthorne Road / Dyers Pass Road / Crichton Terrace - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
19 Dec 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - Wastewater and roading repairs - End of Year
17 Dec 2016 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue and North Avon Road - Richmond - wastewater - Upcoming night works - Project *Update*
16 Dec 2016 Thackeray Place - Waltham - wastewater repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2016 Woodham Road - Linwood - wastewater repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2016 Bengal Drive / Fairview Street / Woodside Common / Hoon Hay Road - Cashmere / Somerfield / Westmorland / Hoon Hay - wastewater repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - Removal of existing wastewater bypass
15 Dec 2016 Frank Street / Vagues Road / Hoani Street / Gardiners Road / Veitches Road and Cavendish Road - Papanui / Northcote / Bishopdale / Casebrook - wastewater repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2016 Cashmere and Hoon Hay - wastewater repairs *Update*
14 Dec 2016 Wordsworth Street - Sydenham - Wastewater lateral repair
14 Dec 2016 Project update - Eveleyn Couzins Avenue and North Avon Road, Richmond
13 Dec 2016 Orbell Street - Sydenham - Wastewater lateral repair
13 Dec 2016 Linwood Avenue - Woolston - wastewater repairs *Update*
12 Dec 2016 Pages Road - Wainoni / Aranui / Bexley - wastewater main replacement and road reconstruction *Update*
12 Dec 2016 Mansfield Avenue - St Albans - wastewater repairs *Update*