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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
30 Nov 2016 MacFarlane Park - Shirley - Wastewater pump station installation
30 Aug 2016 Geraldine Street - Edgeware - wastewater - lateral junction installations *Update*
29 Aug 2016 Sandown Crescent - Aranui - decommissioning of gravity wastewater system - Traffic alert
29 Aug 2016 Ferry Road - Woolston - wastewater pipe lining repairs
29 Aug 2016 Buckleys Road - Linwood - wastewater - Southern Relief Repairs *Update*
29 Aug 2016 Swanns Road - Richmond - Installation of a lift station to support the growing wastewater network - Road Closure
25 Aug 2016 Various streets - Aranui - making the old gravity wastewater system redundant (decommissioning)
24 Aug 2016 Woolston - Wastewater over-pumping - Works delayed
24 Aug 2016 Edgeware Road and Packe Street - Edgeware - wastewater pipelining - Night work
22 Aug 2016 Karamu Street / Field Terrace / Middleton Road / Main South Road / Riccarton Road / Clyde Road / Ilam Road - Upper Riccarton / Riccarton / Ilam / Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*
22 Aug 2016 Papanui Road - Merivale - wastewater renewal
22 Aug 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - wastewater pressure main extension *Update*
22 Aug 2016 Knowles Street - St Albans - wastewater manhole benching *Update*
22 Aug 2016 Alport Place - Woolston - wastewater pump station rebuild - Project *Update*
22 Aug 2016 Stuart Mills Street / Selwyn Street / Hazeldean Road - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
22 Aug 2016 Inwoods Close - Parklands - wastewater renewal *Update*
22 Aug 2016 Maunsell Street - Woolston - Wastewater Repairs
19 Aug 2016 Springfield Road - St Albans - wastewater main relining
19 Aug 2016 Inwoods Road and Arosa Place - Parklands - wastewater renewal *Update*
18 Aug 2016 Bealey Avenue - Central City - wastewater renewal *Update*
17 Aug 2016 Hansons Lane / Creyke Road / Ilam Road - Upper Riccarton / Ilam / Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*
17 Aug 2016 Brougham Street and Jerrold Street North - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
16 Aug 2016 Ensors Road - Waltham - wastewater manhole installation
16 Aug 2016 Esplanade - Sumner - wastewater section repair
16 Aug 2016 Baker Street - New Brighton - wastewater pipe lining
15 Aug 2016 Geraldine Street - Edgeware - wastewater lateral junction installations
15 Aug 2016 McDougall Avenue - Merivale / St Albans - wastewater renewal *Update*
15 Aug 2016 Ensors Road and Fifield Terrace - Waltham - wastewater - Manhole installation
15 Aug 2016 Gardiners Road - Bishopdale - wastewater repairs
15 Aug 2016 Avonside Drive and Gloucester Street - Avonside - wastewater renewal