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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
9 Feb 2015 Yellowstone Crescent - Burwood - Wastewater repair
4 Feb 2015 Rutherford Street - Woolston - Main Lining - Night works
4 Feb 2015 Pages Road and Marlow Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater main installation - Road closure
2 Feb 2015 Cranford Street - St Albans - CCTV investigation and final lining work of the earthquake damaged wastewater network - Night work
2 Feb 2015 Helmores Lane - Merivale - wastewater replacement
2 Feb 2015 Egnot Heights - Redcliffs - Service location investigations
2 Feb 2015 Lane Street - Woolston - Pipe lining laterals
2 Feb 2015 Weston Road - St Albans - Inspection of the publicly owned laterals along the footpath *Update*
2 Feb 2015 Muirson Avenue - Hoon Hay - wastewater repairs - Road closure
2 Feb 2015 Carey Street - Somerfield - wastewater replacement
2 Feb 2015 Wildwood Avenue and Odie Place - Avonside - wastewater repairs *Update*
1 Feb 2015 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - wastewater replacement
1 Feb 2015 Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury / St Martins - wastewater infrastructure repair *Update*
31 Jan 2015 Baretta Street - Somerfield - road re-seal *Update*
29 Jan 2015 Chester Street East (between Dawson Street and Fitzgerald Avenue) - Central City - wastewater repairs
29 Jan 2015 Travis Road - Burwood - Road Reconstruction and Storm Water Repair *Update*
28 Jan 2015 Hornbrook Street - Waltham - wastewater repairs
28 Jan 2015 Basingstoke Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater - Traffic *Update*
28 Jan 2015 Waltham Road - Sydenham - Wastewater main pressure testing
27 Jan 2015 Ben Rarere Avenue - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation - Road closure
27 Jan 2015 Bordesley Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Traffic *Update*
26 Jan 2015 St Heliers Crescent - Aranui - vacuum wastewater
26 Jan 2015 Somerfield - wastewater pipe investigation work and pipe lining
26 Jan 2015 Moorhouse Avenue - Addington - wastewater lateral pipe lining (public sections)
26 Jan 2015 Bowhill Road - North New Brighton - Wastewater Renewal
26 Jan 2015 Lincoln Road - Addington - wastewater lateral pipe lining (public sections)
26 Jan 2015 Sawyers Arms Road - Bishopdale - wastewater renewal
26 Jan 2015 Portsmouth Street - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater
26 Jan 2015 McCormacks Bay Road - Mount Pleasant - gravity wastewater *Update*
24 Jan 2015 Pages Road - Bexley - bypass pipe and ramp removal *Update*