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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
4 Mar 2015 Somerfield Street - Spreydon - Wastewater repair
2 Mar 2015 Carlyle Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair
2 Mar 2015 Highbury Place - Avonside - minor road repairs
2 Mar 2015 Coleridge Street - Sydenham - Wastewater Replacement
2 Mar 2015 Aotea Terrace - Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury - wastewater repair
2 Mar 2015 Wainoni Road (between Breezes Road and Portsmouth Street) - Wainoni - vacuum wastewater main - Delay
2 Mar 2015 Carteret Place - Aranui - vacuum wastewater
2 Mar 2015 Allstone Place - Chartwell Street - Staffordshire Street and Kirner Street - Burwood - Snag Repairs
1 Mar 2015 Aldwins Road and Marlborough Street - Linwood - Wastewater Renewal
27 Feb 2015 Bassett Street and Vivian Street - Burwood - Wastewater repair *Update*
27 Feb 2015 King Edward Terrace - Woolston - Lateral Lining
26 Feb 2015 Addington - pipe lining *Update*
26 Feb 2015 Spencer Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Feb 2015 Selwyn Street and Somerfield Street - Spreydon - Wastewater repair
25 Feb 2015 Jebson Street - Mairehau - wastewater repairs
23 Feb 2015 Vernon Terrace - Opawa / Hillsborough - wastewater repairs
23 Feb 2015 Hope Street / Hercules Street / Sabina Street - Shirley - vacuum wastewater system
23 Feb 2015 Centaurus Road and Ramahana Road - Huntsbury Hill - St Martins - wastewater repair
23 Feb 2015 Holcombe Place - Somerfield - wastewater repairs
23 Feb 2015 Ti Rakau Drive - Brookhaven - Woolston - wastewater repair
23 Feb 2015 Warblington Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Traffic *Update*
23 Feb 2015 Aylmer Street - Somerfield - wastewater repairs
23 Feb 2015 MacFarlane Park - Shirley - Pump station installation
23 Feb 2015 Pages Road and Rowan Avenue - Aranui - vacuum wastewater main installation - Road closure
22 Feb 2015 Halswell Road - Halswell - pipelining and manhole repairs - Night work
21 Feb 2015 Bordesley Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal
20 Feb 2015 Coronation Street - Spreydon - wastewater repairs
19 Feb 2015 Waltham Road - Waltham - Wastewater repairs
19 Feb 2015 Greenhaven Drive - Burwood - Wastewater repair *Update*
19 Feb 2015 Bassett Street - Burwood East - Pump Station Construction *Update*