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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
30 May 2016 North Avon Road - Richmond - wastewater relay - Delayed
30 May 2016 Quarry Road - Mount Pleasant - Wastewater pipe repair
30 May 2016 Ferry Road - Woolston - repairs to gravity wastewater main pipes - Delay
30 May 2016 Grampian Street and Claridges Road - Casebrook - wastewater repairs
27 May 2016 Caledonian Road - St Albans - wastewater main repair
25 May 2016 Church Square - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 May 2016 Dover Street - St Albans - wastewater main renewal
24 May 2016 Palmers Road - New Brighton - wastewater repairs
24 May 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - wastewater - pressure main extension - Traffic *Update*
24 May 2016 Cornwall Street - St Albans - gravity wastewater renewal
24 May 2016 St Thomas Place - Woolston - wastewater repairs
23 May 2016 Roosevelt Avenue - Cranford Street - Malvern Street and Mersey Street - St Albans - gravity wastewater renewal
23 May 2016 North Avon Road - Richmond - wastewater relay
23 May 2016 Champion Street - Edgeware - Wastewater repairs
23 May 2016 Winton Street - St Albans - gravity wastewater renewal
23 May 2016 Cobham Street - Spreydon - Wastewater Laterals *Update*
23 May 2016 Barbadoes Street - Christchurch Central - wastewater - lateral joint repairs
22 May 2016 Johnson Street - Sydenham - wastewater repairs - Night works
20 May 2016 Major Hornbrook Road - Mt Pleasant - Wastewater repairs
20 May 2016 Francis Avenue - Mairehau - wastewater renewal - Traffic *Update*
20 May 2016 Lomond Place - Woolston - pressure wastewater pipe installation - Delay
19 May 2016 Martindales Road - Heathcote Valley - Wastewater pipe relay
19 May 2016 Howard Street - Spreydon - Wastewater repairs
18 May 2016 Francis Avenue - Mairehau - gravity wastewater renewal
18 May 2016 Oxley Avenue - St Albans - gravity wastewater renewal
17 May 2016 Aintree Street - Bishopdale - wastewater repairs *Update*
17 May 2016 Bower Avenue - Parklands - wastewater renewal *Update*
17 May 2016 Reynolds Street - Bishopdale - wastewater repairs *Update*
17 May 2016 Beach Road - Parklands - wastewater renewal *Update*