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.
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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.
- What kind of damage did the earthquakes cause?
- Physical extent of wastewater system damage
- Assessing the damage
- What we're doing
- Smarter wastewater systems
Work underway on the wastewater network
25 Jul 2014 - 5:16pmCentral City Durham St North - one way street south of Bealey Ave SCIRT’s Fletcher team has completed wastewater work between Kilmore and Armagh...
25 Jul 2014 - 1:56pmAs well as the work in McCormacks Bay/ Redcliffs, SCIRT is also working on a major three-laning project from the base of Mt Pleasant back towards the...
25 Jul 2014 - 1:42pmAmidst the sea of orange road cones that line the drive to and from Sumner, some welcome news today, from about 3 pm: Main Road will reopen between...