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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
9 Sep 2015 Millcroft Place - Parklands - gravity wastewater renewal *Update*
7 Sep 2015 New Brighton Road and Lake Terrace Road - Burwood - Open trench wastewater repair
7 Sep 2015 Portchester Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater
7 Sep 2015 Hillmorton Street - Spreydon - Segment repair
1 Sep 2015 McHaffies Place - Wainoni - wastewater repairs *Update*
31 Aug 2015 Moncks Bay - wastewater - storm water and road repairs - Overview
31 Aug 2015 Carisbrooke Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Progress *Update*
31 Aug 2015 Clarence Street / Elizabeth Street - Riccarton - wastewater section repair
31 Aug 2015 Worcester Street - Linwood - Southern Relief Repairs *Update*
31 Aug 2015 Lyttleton Street - Spreydon North - Pipe lining the wastewater main
31 Aug 2015 Papanui Road - Merivale / St Albans - wastewater repair - Delayed
31 Aug 2015 Darvel Street - Kilmarnock Street - Riccarton - wastewater section repairs
31 Aug 2015 Moncks Bay - storm water and wastewater section repairs
31 Aug 2015 Stanmore Road and Phillips Street - Phillipstown - wastewater segment repairs
31 Aug 2015 Woodham Road - Linwood - wastewater repairs *Update*
31 Aug 2015 Hoon Hay / Hillmorton - wastewater pipe lining
28 Aug 2015 Matai Street East - Riccarton - wastewater segment repair
27 Aug 2015 Donnington Street - Parklands - gravity wastewater renewal
26 Aug 2015 Warren Crescent - Hoon Hay - wastewater repairs *Update*
26 Aug 2015 Mandeville Street - Riccarton - wastewater section - repair
26 Aug 2015 Eureka Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater - Traffic *Update*
26 Aug 2015 Palmers Road - North New Brighton - wastewater repairs
25 Aug 2015 Maryhill Avenue - Hoon Hay - delayed wastewater repairs *Update*
24 Aug 2015 Centaurus Road - St Martins - wastewater main renewal *Update*
24 Aug 2015 Kawau Crescent - Bromley - lateral renewal - Completion
24 Aug 2015 Sherborne Street - St Albans - wastewater repair - Delayed
24 Aug 2015 Papanui Road - Merivale - wastewater renewal
24 Aug 2015 Geraldine Street - Edgeware - wastewater renewal
24 Aug 2015 Riccarton Road / Rotherham Street - Riccarton - wastewater section repair
24 Aug 2015 Hazeldean Road - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*