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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 Oct 2014 Keswick Street - Opawa - wastewater renewal
6 Oct 2014 Whiteleigh Avenue - Addington - wastewater repair
1 Oct 2014 Ferry Road - Linwood - wastewater renewal
30 Sep 2014 Ryan Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal *Update*
29 Sep 2014 Strowan Road - Strowan - wastewater renewal
29 Sep 2014 Purbeck Place - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation
29 Sep 2014 Fifield Terrace - Opawa - wastewater replacement
29 Sep 2014 Francella Street - Bromley - wastewater repair
29 Sep 2014 Pages Road and Breezes Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation *Update*
29 Sep 2014 Pages Road and Breezes Road intersection - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation
29 Sep 2014 Barton Street - Woolston - Wastewater Repairs
29 Sep 2014 Kinloch Street and Springfield Road intersection - Central City - wastewater renewal
25 Sep 2014 Worcester Street (between Barbadoes Street and Fitzgerald Avenue) - Central City - wastewater repairs *Update*
24 Sep 2014 Breezes Road - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater - Completion
24 Sep 2014 North Avon Road - Lower Richmond - lateral repair
24 Sep 2014 Rowses Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater main installation *Update*
23 Sep 2014 Brooker Avenue and Kingsbridge Drive intersection - Burwood East - Pump Station Installation
23 Sep 2014 Herriott Close - Burwood East - Wastewater Replacement
22 Sep 2014 Bournemouth Crescent and Solent Place - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater network
22 Sep 2014 Moorhouse Avenue and Montreal Street - Central City - wastewater repairs
22 Sep 2014 Glandovey Road - Fendalton - wastewater pipe lining
22 Sep 2014 Albany Street and Kinloch Street intersection - Central City - wastewater renewal
22 Sep 2014 Springfield Road - Kinloch Street and Albany Street - St Albans - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater network - Overview - Phase 1
22 Sep 2014 Maces Road - Bromley North - Lift Station Installation
22 Sep 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
22 Sep 2014 Carlyle Street - Sydenham - wastewater repairs
22 Sep 2014 Randolph Street - Linwood - Relining of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals at the property boundary
22 Sep 2014 Briggs Road - Shirley - wastewater repairs
22 Sep 2014 Marcroft Street and Aldwins Road (intersection of) - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
19 Sep 2014 Baynes Street and Robin Street - Burwood East - Wastewater Replacement *Update*