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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
30 Nov 2016 MacFarlane Park - Shirley - Wastewater pump station installation
1 Jul 2016 Gilmour Terrace and Randolph Terrace - Lyttelton - wastewater pipe investigations
30 Jun 2016 Dudley Road - Lyttelton - wastewater repair
28 Jun 2016 Cornet Lane - Aranui - wastewater - final connection work - Progress *Update*
28 Jun 2016 Allister Avenue / Strowan Road - Strowan - wastewater repairs
27 Jun 2016 Blighs Road - Strowan - wastewater repairs
27 Jun 2016 Woodham Road - Linwood - wastewater - Southern Relief repairs *Update*
27 Jun 2016 Westminster Street - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay *Update*
27 Jun 2016 Fitzgerald Avenue Twin Bridges - Richmond / Linwood / Central city - Wastewater - bridge and roading repairs - Overview
27 Jun 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - wastewater - Road closure - sheet piling and trenching
27 Jun 2016 Fifield Terrace and Ensors Road - Waltham - wastewater - Manhole installation
27 Jun 2016 Papanui Road - Strowan - wastewater repairs
27 Jun 2016 Hampshire Street - Aranui - wastewater chamber installation
27 Jun 2016 St Marks Street - Woolston - wastewater repairs
22 Jun 2016 Woodlands Place - Aranui - wastewater - Traffic changes
22 Jun 2016 Bristol Street - St Albans - wastewater lateral renewal - Delay
22 Jun 2016 Bristol Street and Clare Road - St Albans - wastewater lateral renewal
22 Jun 2016 Woodham Road - Linwood - wastewater - Southern Relief repairs *Update*
21 Jun 2016 Oxley Avenue - St Albans - Wastewater Relay - Delay
20 Jun 2016 Westminster Street and Severn Street - St Albans - wastewater repair - Traffic *Update*
20 Jun 2016 Cave Terrace - Redcliffs - Wastewater repairs
20 Jun 2016 Port Hills Road - Hillsborough - wastewater repairs *Update*
20 Jun 2016 Bamford Street - Woolston - Wastewater Repairs
20 Jun 2016 Dyers Road - Bromley - Wastewater repairs - Overview
19 Jun 2016 St Asaph Street - Central City - Wastewater lateral repair
17 Jun 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Central City - Wastewater repair
16 Jun 2016 Terrelle Street - New Brighton - wastewater pipe and lift station
16 Jun 2016 Oxford Terrace - Christchurch Central - wastewater repairs
15 Jun 2016 Church Square - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
14 Jun 2016 Bower Avenue - Parklands - wastewater renewal - Delay