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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
3 Oct 2016 Inverell Place - North New Brighton - Wastewater lateral relay *Update*
29 Sep 2016 Glenfield Crescent - Mairehau - wastewater renewal - Delay
27 Sep 2016 Lomond Place - Woolston - wastewater repairs
26 Sep 2016 Sandown Crescent - Aranui - decommissioning of gravity wastewater system - Traffic alert
26 Sep 2016 Innes Road - Mairehau - Wastewater Segment Repair *Update*
26 Sep 2016 Fendalton Road - Fendalton - wastewater repairs
26 Sep 2016 St Lukes Street - Woolston - wastewater repairs
25 Sep 2016 Ferry Road - Gould Crescent - and Dyers Road - Woolston - wastewater - quality control repairs *Update*
22 Sep 2016 Bristol Street - St Albans - Wastewater Renewal - Emergency Work
22 Sep 2016 Waimea Terrace - Beckenham - wastewater repairs *Update*
22 Sep 2016 Church Square - Addington - Wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Sep 2016 Gloucester Street - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Sep 2016 Locarno Street - Opawa - Wastewater repairs
20 Sep 2016 Hargood Street - Woolston - wastewater pipe lining repairs
20 Sep 2016 Aikmans Road - Merivale - wastewater repairs - Wairakei Collector *Update*
20 Sep 2016 Simeon Street / Milton Street - Spreydon / Somerfield - wastewater - pipe cleaning and patch repairs
20 Sep 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - repairing the wastewater main - Blocking vehicle access
19 Sep 2016 Bealey Avenue - Central City - wastewater renewal *Update*
19 Sep 2016 Glenfield Crescent - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay *Update*
19 Sep 2016 Bealey Avenue - Central City - wastewater renewal *Update*
19 Sep 2016 Francis Avenue - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay
19 Sep 2016 Cranford Street - St Albans - Wastewater Renewal
19 Sep 2016 Flockton Street - Mairehau - wastewater renewal - Delay
18 Sep 2016 St Albans and Mairehau - wastewater lateral lining - Night work
16 Sep 2016 Stapletons Road and Dudley Street - Richmond - wastewater renewal - Completion
15 Sep 2016 Albany Street - St Albans - wastewater - Wairakei Collector *Update*
15 Sep 2016 Barton Street - Woolston - Wastewater Repairs
15 Sep 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - pressure main extension and road renewal - Traffic *Update*
15 Sep 2016 Edgeware Road and Champion Street - Edgeware - wastewater renewal *Update*
14 Sep 2016 Jeffreys Road - Strowan - wastewater repairs