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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
13 Feb 2017 Somerfield Street, Somerfield. Wastewater lateral repairs.
13 Feb 2017 Woolston / Linwood wastewater maintenance
10 Feb 2017 Waimea Terrace, Cashmere, wastewater network repairs
24 Jan 2017 Ferry Road - Woolston - Wastewater main pipe repairs
24 Jan 2017 Mahars Road - Mairehau - Wastewater pipe lining - Night
23 Jan 2017 Bower Avenue - New Brighton - wastewater lateral repairs *Update*
23 Jan 2017 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - wastewater repair *Update*
22 Jan 2017 Edgeware Road - St Albans / Edgeware - wastewater trunk main - Weekend
20 Jan 2017 Cumnor Terrace - Woolston - Wastewater repairs
20 Jan 2017 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - wastewater - Air valve installation *Update*
19 Jan 2017 Rutherford Street - Woolston - Wastewater repairs
19 Jan 2017 Wastewater repairs - night works
19 Jan 2017 Dundas Street - Central city - Wastewater lateral repair
17 Jan 2017 Update notice - wastewater repairs - Cashmere
17 Jan 2017 Carlyle Street - Sydenham - Wastewater lateral repair
17 Jan 2017 Bamford Street - Woolston - Wastewater repairs
16 Jan 2017 Ferry Road - Gould Crescent and Rutherford Street - Woolston - Wastewater main pipe repairs - quality control repairs *Update*
16 Jan 2017 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - Wastewater repairs
16 Jan 2017 Update notice - wastewater repairs - Papanui - Bishopdale and Northcote
12 Jan 2017 Dyers Pass Road - Cashmere - wastewater network repairs
4 Jan 2017 Grants Road and Proctor Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs *Update*
23 Dec 2016 Edgeware Road - St Albans / Edgeware - wastewater trunk main - Holiday shut-down
23 Dec 2016 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue and North Avon Road - Richmond - Northern relief wastewater trunk main installation - Shut-down
19 Dec 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Addington / Central city - Roading - wastewater - storm water and freshwater repairs - End of Year
19 Dec 2016 Karitane Drive / Hackthorne Road / Dyers Pass Road / Crichton Terrace - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
19 Dec 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - Wastewater and roading repairs - End of Year
17 Dec 2016 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue and North Avon Road - Richmond - wastewater - Upcoming night works - Project *Update*
16 Dec 2016 Thackeray Place - Waltham - wastewater repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2016 Frank Street / Vagues Road / Hoani Street / Gardiners Road / Veitches Road and Cavendish Road - Papanui / Northcote / Bishopdale / Casebrook - wastewater repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2016 Cashmere and Hoon Hay - wastewater repairs *Update*