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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
15 Nov 2014 Laurence Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal - Delayed
3 Nov 2014 Aldwins Road and Newcastle Street intersection - Linwood - wastewater renewal
3 Nov 2014 Victoria Street - Central City - wastewater reinstatement
3 Nov 2014 Woodlands Place - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater system - Friendly reminder - Traffic *Update*
3 Nov 2014 Cranford Street and Innes Road - St Albans - Wastewater renewal
3 Nov 2014 Bealey Avenue - Central City - wastewater renewal - Night work
1 Nov 2014 Night work - Ferry Road (intersection with Charlesworth Street), Woolston, wastewater repairs
30 Oct 2014 Armagh and Manchester Streets - Central Business District - Central city - Wastewater replacement *Update*
30 Oct 2014 Ngarimu Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
30 Oct 2014 Emmett Street - Shirley - wastewater repair *Update*
29 Oct 2014 Rudds Road - Linwood - wastewater renewal *Update*
29 Oct 2014 Whiteleigh Avenue - Addington - wastewater repair
28 Oct 2014 Kerrs Road - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
28 Oct 2014 Reginald Street and Vivian Street - Burwood East - Wastewater repair work
28 Oct 2014 Hills Road - Shirley - wastewater repairs *Update*
28 Oct 2014 Armagh Street - Central City - wastewater repairs *Update*
28 Oct 2014 Allen Street - Central City - lateral repair
28 Oct 2014 Marlborough Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal *Update*
27 Oct 2014 Woodlands Place - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater system - Traffic *Update*
27 Oct 2014 Shirley Road - Marshland Road - New Brighton Road - Shirley - Night works
27 Oct 2014 Shortland Street - Aranui - Preliminary investigation work *Update*
27 Oct 2014 Kuaka Crescent - Bromley - Wastewater reline
25 Oct 2014 Lincoln Road - Addington - wastewater repair
24 Oct 2014 Korora Street and Kawau Crescent - Bromley - Wastewater *Update*
23 Oct 2014 Wise Street - Addington - wastewater repairs
23 Oct 2014 Voss Street and Quinns Road - Shirley - wastewater repairs *Update*
23 Oct 2014 Shearer Avenue - Papanui - wastewater renewal
22 Oct 2014 Carters Road - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater system - Delayed
22 Oct 2014 Marlborough Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal *Update*
22 Oct 2014 Ward Street and Ruskin Street - Addington - wastewater repairs