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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
29 Oct 2014 Whiteleigh Avenue - Addington - wastewater repair
28 Oct 2014 Reginald Street and Vivian Street - Burwood East - Wastewater repair work
27 Oct 2014 Woodlands Place - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater system - Traffic *Update*
25 Oct 2014 Lincoln Road - Addington - wastewater repair
23 Oct 2014 Wise Street - Addington - wastewater repairs
23 Oct 2014 Shearer Avenue - Papanui - wastewater renewal
22 Oct 2014 Marlborough Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal *Update*
22 Oct 2014 Ward Street and Ruskin Street - Addington - wastewater repairs
22 Oct 2014 Carters Road - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater system - Delayed
21 Oct 2014 Woburn Street - Bromley - wastewater renewal *Update*
21 Oct 2014 Tanya Street - Bromley - wastewater repair
20 Oct 2014 Kinloch Street - St Albans - wastewater renewal *Update*
20 Oct 2014 Mairehau Road - Burwood - Wastewater Pipe Lining
20 Oct 2014 Newtown Street - Bromley - wastewater repair
20 Oct 2014 Moorhouse Avenue - Sydenham - Over pumping set up to manage wastewater levels
20 Oct 2014 Trent Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs
20 Oct 2014 Keswick Street - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
18 Oct 2014 Whiteleigh Avenue - Addington - wastewater repair
15 Oct 2014 Kenilworth Street and Chatham Street - Addington - wastewater repair
15 Oct 2014 Oxford Terrace and Tuam Street - Central Business District - Central city - wastewater lateral repairs *Update*
15 Oct 2014 Tomrich Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation - Traffic *Update*
15 Oct 2014 Lindores Street - Addington - wastewater repairs
15 Oct 2014 Carters Road - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater network *Update*
13 Oct 2014 Salisbury Street - Central City - Wastewater renewal and Roading reinstatement
13 Oct 2014 Cuthberts Road and Shortland Street - Aranui - Tree removals
13 Oct 2014 Woodlands Place - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater network
13 Oct 2014 Ruru Road - Bromley - wastewater repair
13 Oct 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
13 Oct 2014 Laurence Street - Linwood - Wastewater repairs