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.
- What kind of damage did the earthquakes cause?
- Physical extent of wastewater system damage
- Assessing the damage
- What we're doing
- Smarter wastewater systems
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Work underway on the wastewater network
16 Dec 2014 - 1:25pmThere is lots of work happening around the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/ Ihutai and past the Ferrymead bridge on Mt Pleasant and around Main Road to Sumner...
15 Dec 2014 - 5:50pm“First in, first out” is probably how some of the Fletcher subcontractors are feeling in the lead-in to Christmas. A handful of very visible,...
12 Dec 2014 - 3:14pmMost SCIRT work sites will be active until 19 December and re-open from 5 January. AFTER HOURS Any concerns about activity on SCIRT...