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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
1 Sep 2014 Durham Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater main - Delayed
1 Sep 2014 Naseby Street - Merivale - wastewater dip repair
27 Aug 2014 Marlow Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation *Update*
25 Aug 2014 Broad Street - Woolston - wastewater replacement
25 Aug 2014 McGregors Road - Linwood - wastewater renewal work
25 Aug 2014 Vivian Street - Burwood East - Lift Station Installation
25 Aug 2014 Raekura Place - Redcliffs - wastewater pipe replacement
25 Aug 2014 Alport Place - Woolston - pump station rebuild
25 Aug 2014 Hereford Street - Central City - wastewater repairs
25 Aug 2014 Victoria Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater main *Update*
25 Aug 2014 Main Road - Mt Pleasant - wastewater pressure main *Update*
25 Aug 2014 Victoria Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged lateral at property number 148 and CCTV investigation work *Update*
22 Aug 2014 Breezes Road - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater installation - Traffic *Update*
22 Aug 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
22 Aug 2014 Edmond Street - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
21 Aug 2014 Kotuku Crescent (between Teal Close and Ti Rakau Drive) - Woolston - wastewater repairs
21 Aug 2014 Redcliffs - wastewater and storm water pipe lining
21 Aug 2014 Pages Road - Wainoni - CCTV investigations *Update*
21 Aug 2014 North Parade - Shirley - vacuum wastewater installation
19 Aug 2014 Lionel Street - Avonside - repairing the earthquake damaged wastewater system
19 Aug 2014 Butterfield Avenue - Linwood - wastewater renewal work - Completion
18 Aug 2014 Sullivan Avenue and Judge Street (section of) - Opawa - wastewater renewal *Update*
18 Aug 2014 Keighleys Road and Glenbyre Place - Bromley - Relining of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals at the property boundary
18 Aug 2014 Rowses Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater main installation - Traffic *Update*
18 Aug 2014 Moorhouse Avenue and Montreal Street - Central City - wastewater repairs
18 Aug 2014 Hereford Street - Central City - wastewater repairs
18 Aug 2014 Ferry Road - Between Bordesley Street and Osborne Street - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
18 Aug 2014 Durham Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater main *Update*
18 Aug 2014 Hartnell Place - Linwood - wastewater repairs
18 Aug 2014 Marlborough Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal *Update*