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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
11 Feb 2016 Rowses Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater chamber installation
10 Feb 2016 Harman Street - Addington - wastewater repair *Update*
10 Feb 2016 Hazeldean Street - Addington - wastewater repair *Update*
10 Feb 2016 Harman Street - Addington - wastewater repair *Update*
9 Feb 2016 Moncks Bay Lane - Moncks Bay - wastewater and storm water repairs
9 Feb 2016 Doreen Street (between Marlow Road and Merrington Crescent) and between 47–53 Merrington Crescent - Aranui - Connecting your property to the new vacuum wastewater system
9 Feb 2016 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - wastewater repairs
8 Feb 2016 Digby Place - Linwood - wastewater repair *Update*
8 Feb 2016 Rowses Road - Aranui - wastewater - final connection work
8 Feb 2016 Pages Road - Linwood - Pump Station One repairs - Start
5 Feb 2016 Clyde Road - Upper Riccarton - Ilam and Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*
5 Feb 2016 Selwyn Street - Addington - wastewater repair *Update*
4 Feb 2016 New Brighton Road - Bassett Street and Avondale Road - Burwood - Service location
3 Feb 2016 Brockenhurst Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater - Traffic *Update*
3 Feb 2016 Stanmore Road - Phillipstown - Wastewater segment repairs
3 Feb 2016 Hazeldean Road - Addington - wastewater repair *Update*
3 Feb 2016 Jeffreys Road - Strowan - wastewater pipe lining
3 Feb 2016 Bishop Street and Purchas Street intersection - Edgeware - wastewater renewal - Delayed
3 Feb 2016 Hills Road - Edgeware - wastewater main relining - Night work *Update*
3 Feb 2016 Grove Road - Addington - wastewater repair *Update*
2 Feb 2016 Bowhill Road - New Brighton - wastewater renewal *Update*
1 Feb 2016 Stanmore Road - Lower Richmond - Manhole repairs *Update*
1 Feb 2016 New Brighton Road - Burwood - Closure - Open Trenching *Update*
1 Feb 2016 Beach Road - Parklands - service marking
1 Feb 2016 Linwood Avenue - Bromley - wastewater repair
1 Feb 2016 Aranui - Connecting your wastewater pipes to the new vacuum wastewater system
1 Feb 2016 Bowhill Road - New Brighton - gravity wastewater renewal
1 Feb 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - Repairs to the Northern Relief wastewater pipe - Upcoming
1 Feb 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - connecting your property to the new vacuum wastewater system
1 Feb 2016 Carisbrooke Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater mainline installation *Update* 2