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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.

For more information about the wastewater consultation click here.

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.

Work underway on the wastewater network

Starting Work Description
1 Aug 2014 Burwood East - Wastewater Project Repair - Overview
28 Jul 2014 Redcliffs - wastewater pipe investigations
28 Jul 2014 Shirley - Vacuum wastewater installation
28 Jul 2014 Bayswater Crescent - Bromley - Relining of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals at the property boundary
28 Jul 2014 Carteret Place - Aranui - Installation of wastewater collection chambers and gravity wastewater laterals
28 Jul 2014 Main Road - Redcliffs - wastewater pipe replacement
28 Jul 2014 Bromley Road - Bromley - Relining of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals at the property boundary
25 Jul 2014 Emmett Street - Shirley - Wastewater repairs
25 Jul 2014 Worcester Street (between Barbadoes Street and Fitzgerald Avenue) - Central City - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Jul 2014 Cranford Street - St Albans - Wastewater renewal *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Tomrich Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater collection chamber installation *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - Wastewater renewal *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Four Elms Place - Parklands - Wastewater renewal
23 Jul 2014 Ngarimu Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Sullivan Avenue and Judge Street (section of) - Opawa - wastewater renewal
23 Jul 2014 Cashel Street and Barbadoes Street (intersection of) - Central City - wastewater repairs - Traffic *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Beckenham - wastewater *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Richardson Terrace - Opawa - Wastewater renewal *Update*
21 Jul 2014 Ely Street - Central City - wastewater renewal - Completion
21 Jul 2014 Randolph Street - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
21 Jul 2014 Ngarimu Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs
21 Jul 2014 Maunsell Street - Woolston - Trench line repairs
21 Jul 2014 Hawdon and Coleridge Street - Sydenham - wastewater repairs
21 Jul 2014 Bealey Avenue / Madras Street intersection - Central City - wastewater *Update*
21 Jul 2014 Briggs Road - Shirley - Wastewater repairs
21 Jul 2014 Kerrs Road - Linwood - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater main
21 Jul 2014 Antigua Street - Central City south - Wastewater repairs
21 Jul 2014 Pages Road - Wainoni - wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Jul 2014 Durham Street North - Central City - wastewater renewal - Completion
21 Jul 2014 Hereford Street and Barbadoes Street intersection - Central City - wastewater repairs - Traffic *Update*