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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
29 Sep 2014 Fifield Terrace - Opawa - wastewater replacement
29 Sep 2014 Pages Road and Breezes Road intersection - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation
24 Sep 2014 Rowses Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater main installation *Update*
22 Sep 2014 Glandovey Road - Fendalton - wastewater pipe lining
22 Sep 2014 Albany Street and Kinloch Street intersection - Central City - wastewater renewal
22 Sep 2014 Springfield Road - Kinloch Street and Albany Street - St Albans - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater network - Overview - Phase 1
22 Sep 2014 Maces Road - Bromley North - Lift Station Installation
22 Sep 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
22 Sep 2014 Briggs Road - Shirley - wastewater repairs
22 Sep 2014 Marcroft Street and Aldwins Road (intersection of) - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
18 Sep 2014 Teal Close - Woolston - wastewater repairs - Lane closure
18 Sep 2014 McIntyre Street - Olivine Street - Voss Street and Quinns Road - Shirley - wastewater repairs
18 Sep 2014 Rudds Road - Linwood - wastewater renewal *Update*
18 Sep 2014 Tuapata Street - Redcliffs - wastewater pipe lining - Night works
17 Sep 2014 Wairarapa Terrace - Merivale - Wastewater repairs
17 Sep 2014 Redcliffs - wastewater - storm water and road repairs *Update*
16 Sep 2014 Aldwins Road - Linwood - Final repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater network - Night works
15 Sep 2014 Wickham Street - Bromley - Lift Station Installation
15 Sep 2014 Pilgrim Place - Central City - wastewater repairs
15 Sep 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
15 Sep 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
15 Sep 2014 Rowan Avenue - Esk Place - Rowses Road and Leonie Place - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater system - Delayed
15 Sep 2014 Lane Street - Woolston - wastewater repair
15 Sep 2014 Olds Place - Woolston / Ferrymead - wastewater main and lateral replacement
15 Sep 2014 Edward Avenue - Shirley - wastewater repair
14 Sep 2014 Central Business District - Central city - wastewater lining *Update*
12 Sep 2014 Linwood Avenue - Aldwins Road and Buckleys Road intersection - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
12 Sep 2014 Wairakei Road - Bryndwr - Repair of wastewater lateral pipes
11 Sep 2014 Keighleys Road - Bromley Road and Maces Road - Bromley - Wastewater reline
11 Sep 2014 Armagh Street - Central Business District - Central city - Wastewater replacement *Update*