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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
13 Jan 2015 Richmond Hill Road - Richmond Hill - wastewater repairs
12 Jan 2015 Bayswater Crescent - Bromley - wastewater renewal
12 Jan 2015 Pages Road - Aranui - one-way system - Traffic *Update*
5 Jan 2015 Kuaka Crescent - Bromley - Wastewater renewal
5 Jan 2015 Barrington Street / Somerfield Street - Somerfield - wastewater repairs
5 Jan 2015 Korora Crescent / Hay Street intersection - Bromley - Wastewater reline *Update*
5 Jan 2015 Arnold Street - Sumner - wastewater repairs
5 Jan 2015 Opawa Road - Opawa - wastewater replacement
5 Jan 2015 Heberden Avenue / Scarborough Road - Sumner / Scarborough - wastewater repair
5 Jan 2015 Bordesley Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal
5 Jan 2015 Duncan Street - Sumner - wastewater repairs *Update*
5 Jan 2015 Hereford Street - Central City - wastewater repairs *Update*
19 Dec 2014 Alport Place - Woolston - Pump Station rebuild *Update*
19 Dec 2014 Phillipstown *Update*
18 Dec 2014 Woodlands Place - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Traffic *Update*
16 Dec 2014 Price Place - Linwood - wastewater - Completion
16 Dec 2014 Browns Road - St Albans - Wastewater renewal - Road closure
16 Dec 2014 Springfield Road - Kinloch Street and Albany Street - St Albans - wastewater - Completion
16 Dec 2014 Harrow Street - Linwood - CCTV investigations
15 Dec 2014 Fleming Street - North New Brighton - wastewater renewal
15 Dec 2014 Marine Parade / Beach Road - North New Brighton - wastewater renewal
15 Dec 2014 Breezes Road - Aranui - temporary footpath/berm reinstatement *Update*
15 Dec 2014 Wairakei Road - Bryndwr - wastewater renewal
15 Dec 2014 Thorpe Street - Sumner - wastewater repaired - Completion
12 Dec 2014 Central City - South - End of Year
12 Dec 2014 Bayswater Crescent - Bromley - pump station *Update*
12 Dec 2014 Byron Street - Sydenham - wastewater repair
12 Dec 2014 Harold Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair
12 Dec 2014 Marlow Road - Aranui - temporary footpath/berm reinstatement *Update*
12 Dec 2014 Lawson Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair