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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
16 May 2016 Hurley Street - Christchurch Central - wastewater repairs *Update*
9 May 2016 Macmillan Avenue - Cashmere - wastewater repairs
6 May 2016 Rose Street - Somerfield - wastewater repairs
4 May 2016 Shirley Road - Shirley - wastewater pressure main repair - Night work
4 May 2016 Worthy Street - Ilam - wastewater repairs
3 May 2016 Sherborne Street - St Albans - wastewater main relining - Night work
2 May 2016 Randolph Terrace and Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - storm water and wastewater repairs *Update*
2 May 2016 Soberton Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network *Update*
2 May 2016 Tauiwi Crescent - Hei Hei - wastewater replacement
2 May 2016 Heathcote - Wastewater patch repairs
2 May 2016 Jacobs Street and Carrington Street - St Albans - gravity wastewater renewal
2 May 2016 Clyde Road - Burnside - wastewater repairs
29 Apr 2016 Aranui - Connecting your wastewater pipes to the new vacuum wastewater system
28 Apr 2016 Desmond Street - Merivale - wastewater repairs - Completion
28 Apr 2016 Carteret Place - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system - final connection work
28 Apr 2016 Wroxton Terrace - Merivale - emergency wastewater repairs *Update*
28 Apr 2016 Hare Street - Ilam - wastewater repairs *Update*
28 Apr 2016 Bower Avenue - Parklands - wastewater renewal *Update*
27 Apr 2016 St Albans / Edgeware - Infrastructure Repair - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater system *Update* 2
27 Apr 2016 Woodham Road and Gloucester Street intersection - Linwood / Avonside - wastewater manhole - Completion
27 Apr 2016 Centaurus Road - Huntsbury - wastewater - patching works *Update*
27 Apr 2016 Aylesford Street and Squire Street - Mairehau - gravity wastewater renewal
26 Apr 2016 Wroxton Terrace - Merivale - emergency wastewater repairs
26 Apr 2016 Arthur Street - Riccarton - wastewater repair
26 Apr 2016 Ranui Street - Hei Hei - wastewater replacement
26 Apr 2016 Glenroy Street - Heathcote Street and Ferry Road - Woolston - wastewater repairs
26 Apr 2016 Ferry Road - Woolston - wastewater main pipe repairs
26 Apr 2016 Marama Crescent - Mount Pleasant - Wastewater and storm-water pipe relay
26 Apr 2016 Galway Avenue - Bryndwr - wastewater repairs - Completion