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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 Apr 2015 Bewdley Street and Evesham Crescent - Spreydon - pipe and road and kerb repairs - Road closure
7 Apr 2015 Maces Road - Bromley - Wastewater Replacement *Update*
6 Apr 2015 Wakefield Avenue - Sumner - wastewater repairs *Update*
6 Apr 2015 Bournemouth Crescent and Solent Place - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Delayed
31 Mar 2015 Ruskin Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair *Update*
31 Mar 2015 Selwyn Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
31 Mar 2015 Selwyn Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
31 Mar 2015 Braddon Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
30 Mar 2015 Selwyn Street - Central City - Wastewater Lateral Repairs
30 Mar 2015 Parklands Drive and Ranelagh Terrace intersection - Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury - wastewater repair work
30 Mar 2015 Centaurus Road - Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury / St Martins - wastewater repair - Traffic *Update*
30 Mar 2015 Lyttelton Street - Spreydon North - Wastewater repairs
30 Mar 2015 Meon Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater
30 Mar 2015 Aldershot Street - Gosport Street and Ben Rarere Avenue - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation - Road closure
30 Mar 2015 Barbadoes Street (between Chester Street East and Nova Place) - Central City - wastewater repairs
30 Mar 2015 Tennyson Street to Eastern Terrace - Beckenham - Wastewater repair
30 Mar 2015 Neville Street and Harker Street - Spreydon North - Wastewater Repairs
29 Mar 2015 Richmond Hill Road - Richmond Hill - wastewater pipe lining
27 Mar 2015 Taranui Place - Bromley - Wastewater renewal - Completion
27 Mar 2015 Kuaka Crescent - Bromley - Wastewater renewal *Update*
27 Mar 2015 Kawau Crescent - Bromley - Lateral renewal *Update*
26 Mar 2015 Montreal Street - Burke Street - Orbell Street and Wordsworth Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair
26 Mar 2015 Montreal Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair
26 Mar 2015 Centaurus Road - Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury - wastewater repair
26 Mar 2015 Carnarvon Street - Linwood - Wastewater renewal
25 Mar 2015 Earl Street - Hillsborough - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Mar 2015 Deloraine Street - Somerfield - wastewater repairs
24 Mar 2015 Kent Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair
23 Mar 2015 Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury / St Martins - wastewater infrastructure repair *Update*
23 Mar 2015 Marlow Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network *Update*