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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.

For more information about the wastewater consultation click here.

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.

Work underway on the wastewater network

Starting Work Description
4 Aug 2014 Rudds Road - Linwood - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals
4 Aug 2014 Matlock Street and Randolph Street intersection - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
1 Aug 2014 Burwood East - Wastewater Project Repair - Overview
30 Jul 2014 Opawa / Hillsborough - CCTV investigations
29 Jul 2014 Worcester Street (between Barbadoes Street and Fitzgerald Avenue) - Central City - wastewater repairs *Update*
29 Jul 2014 Doreen Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater main installation *Update*
28 Jul 2014 Carteret Place - Aranui - Installation of wastewater collection chambers and gravity wastewater laterals
28 Jul 2014 Kotuku Crescent - Woolston - wastewater repairs
28 Jul 2014 Main Road - Redcliffs - wastewater pipe replacement
28 Jul 2014 Bromley Road - Bromley - Relining of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals at the property boundary
28 Jul 2014 Ngarimu Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
28 Jul 2014 Stanford Street - Burwood North - Wastewater replacement
28 Jul 2014 Redcliffs - wastewater pipe investigations
28 Jul 2014 Shirley - Vacuum wastewater installation
28 Jul 2014 Main Road - near moa cave/containers - Redcliffs - wastewater main - Footpath closure
28 Jul 2014 Korora Street and Kawau Crescent - Bromley - wastewater renewal - Progress *Update* 1
28 Jul 2014 Bayswater Crescent - Bromley - Relining of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals at the property boundary
25 Jul 2014 Emmett Street - Shirley - Wastewater repairs
25 Jul 2014 Worcester Street (between Barbadoes Street and Fitzgerald Avenue) - Central City - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Jul 2014 Lichfield Street (between Barbadoes Street and Fitzgerald Avenue) - Central City - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Jul 2014 Cranford Street - St Albans - Wastewater renewal *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Four Elms Place - Parklands - Wastewater renewal
24 Jul 2014 Dunarnan Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Tomrich Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater collection chamber installation *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - Wastewater renewal *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Richardson Terrace - Opawa - Wastewater renewal *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Ngarimu Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Sullivan Avenue and Judge Street (section of) - Opawa - wastewater renewal
23 Jul 2014 Ferry Road - Moorhouse Avenue and Lancaster Street - Phillipstown - Wastewater - storm water and road repairs *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Cashel Street and Barbadoes Street (intersection of) - Central City - wastewater repairs - Traffic *Update*