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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 Aug 2016 Spreydon / Somerfield - wastewater quality control repairs
27 Jul 2016 New Brighton Road - New Brighton - wastewater pipe lining
27 Jul 2016 Church Square / Poulson Street / Cotterill Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Jul 2016 Riccarton Road / Karamu Street / Main South Road / Wharenui Street / Wairakei Road / Jennifer Street - Riccarton / Upper Riccarton / Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*
22 Jul 2016 Wainui Street / Clyde Road / Wairakei Road - Riccarton / Ilam / Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Jul 2016 Blue Gum Place - New Brighton - road - kerb and wastewater repairs *Update*
20 Jul 2016 Milton Street - Somerfield - wastewater repairs
20 Jul 2016 Gilmour Terrace - Lyttelton - wastewater repairs
20 Jul 2016 Sorensens Place - Richmond - wastewater lift station - Overview
20 Jul 2016 Nursery Road - Phillipstown - Wastewater segment repair
20 Jul 2016 Knowles Street - St Albans - Wastewater Relay - Delay
20 Jul 2016 Wairakei Road - Strowan - wastewater pipe bursting
19 Jul 2016 Church Square - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
18 Jul 2016 Innes Road - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay - Delay
18 Jul 2016 Philpotts Road - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay - Delay
15 Jul 2016 Ashgrove Terrace - Cashmere - wastewater network repairs *Update*
14 Jul 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - wastewater - pressure main extension - Traffic *Update*
14 Jul 2016 Santa Maria Avenue - Mt Pleasant - Wastewater and roading repairs
14 Jul 2016 Richmond - wastewater
13 Jul 2016 Dudley Street and Slater Street - Richmond - wastewater trunk main repairs - Night work
13 Jul 2016 Philpotts Road - Mairehau - wastewater segment repairs
13 Jul 2016 Everard Street - Spreydon - wastewater repair
12 Jul 2016 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue - Richmond - wastewater - Project *Update*
12 Jul 2016 Various streets north of Pages Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation - Progress *Update*
12 Jul 2016 Stevens Street - Phillipstown - Wastewater lateral repairs
12 Jul 2016 Sherborne Street - St Albans - wastewater patch repairs - Night work
11 Jul 2016 Fendalton Road - Fendalton - wastewater repairs
11 Jul 2016 Alport Place - Woolston - wastewater pump station rebuild - Project *Update*
11 Jul 2016 Loftus Street and Gambia Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs