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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
2 Jun 2015 Baretta Street - Somerfield - wastewater repair *Update*
2 Jun 2015 New Brighton Road - Burwood - Wastewater repair
2 Jun 2015 Maces Road - Bromley - wastewater - Section repair
2 Jun 2015 Esplanade - Sumner - wastewater repairs
1 Jun 2015 Linwood / Woolston - Phase 2 Infrastructure Repair - Overview
28 May 2015 Aylmer Street - Somerfield - wastewater repair *Update*
27 May 2015 Greenhaven Drive and Stanford Street - Burwood - Wastewater repair
26 May 2015 Main Road - Redcliffs - wastewater pipe lining - night works *Update*
26 May 2015 Stapletons Road - Richmond - wastewater repair *Update*
25 May 2015 Lyttelton Street - Spreydon North - Wastewater repairs
25 May 2015 Hillier Place and Howard Street - Spreydon North - Wastewater repairs
25 May 2015 St Heliers Crescent - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater network
25 May 2015 Orbell Street - Sydenham - wastewater - Section repair
25 May 2015 Esplanade / Heberden Avenue - Sumner - wastewater repairs
25 May 2015 Cashel Street - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
22 May 2015 Barrington Street - Somerfield - wastewater pipe lining work - Night work
21 May 2015 Carters Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network
21 May 2015 Gould Crescent - Alport Place and Ferry Road - Woolston - wastewater repairs - Night work *Update*
20 May 2015 Centaurus Road - Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury / St Martins - wastewater repair
20 May 2015 Centaurus Road - Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury / St Martins - wastewater repair - Traffic *Update*
20 May 2015 St Asaph Street - Central City - Wastewater repairs
20 May 2015 Paisley Street / Wakefield Avenue - Sumner - wastewater repairs *Update*
19 May 2015 Hastings Street East - Sydenham - wastewater repairs
19 May 2015 Eureka Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Traffic alert
19 May 2015 Worcester Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
19 May 2015 Opawa Road - Waltham - wastewater repairs - Traffic *Update*
19 May 2015 Wrights Road - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
18 May 2015 Breezes Road - between Wainoni Road and Pages Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system - One-way system - Traffic *Update*
18 May 2015 Lyndhurst Crescent - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation - Road closure
18 May 2015 Sparks Road - Hoon Hay - wastewater repairs