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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
12 Dec 2016 Westminster Street - St Albans - Wastewater lateral relay *Update*
8 Dec 2016 Hargood Street - Woolston - wastewater repairs
8 Dec 2016 Dover Street - St Albans - wastewater lateral relining *Update*
8 Dec 2016 Berwick Street - St Albans - wastewater lateral relay *Update*
7 Dec 2016 Kellys Road - Mairehau - Wastewater repair - Delay
7 Dec 2016 Linwood Avenue - Bromley / Woolston - wastewater repairs
7 Dec 2016 Edgeware Road - St Albans / Edgeware - Northern relief wastewater trunk main - Project *Update*
6 Dec 2016 Nuttall Drive - Hillsborough - Wastewater repairs
5 Dec 2016 Port Hills Road - Heathcote Valley / Hillsborough - Wastewater repairs
5 Dec 2016 Ashgrove Terrace and Colombo Street - Cashmere / Somerfield - wastewater network repairs
4 Dec 2016 Ferry Road and Dyers Road - Woolston - wastewater main pipe - quality control repairs *Update*
2 Dec 2016 Karitane Drive / Crichton Terrace / Waimea Terrace / Hunter Terrace / Westenra Terrace / Hackthorne Road / Barrington Street / Cashmere Road / Ashgrove Terrace / Dyers Pass Road - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
2 Dec 2016 Kellys Road - Mairehau - Wastewater repair - Delay
1 Dec 2016 Various streets - Somerfield - wastewater pipe lining
1 Dec 2016 Grange Street - Hillsborough - wastewater repairs *Update*
1 Dec 2016 Papanui / Bishopdale / Northcote / Casebrook / Harewood - wastewater repairs *Update*
1 Dec 2016 Wharenui Road - Upper Riccarton - wastewater repairs *Update*
30 Nov 2016 Alport Place - Woolston - wastewater repairs
29 Nov 2016 Oldwood Street - Bishopdale - wastewater repairs *Update*
29 Nov 2016 Mansfield Avenue - St Albans - wastewater lateral relining *Update*
28 Nov 2016 Bamford Street South - Woolston - Wastewater repair
28 Nov 2016 Waimea Terrace / Ashgrove Terrace / Colombo Street / Barrington Street - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
28 Nov 2016 Bayswater Crescent - Bromley - Wastewater - Final Reinstatement
27 Nov 2016 Pages Road - Bexley - wastewater pipe lining repairs
27 Nov 2016 Ferry Road and Dyers Road - Woolston - wastewater main pipe - quality control repairs *Update*
26 Nov 2016 Selwyn Street / Hazeldean Road / Feast Place - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Nov 2016 Orbell Street - Sydenham - Site office establishment - road / wastewater / storm water and freshwater in Moorhouse Avenue
24 Nov 2016 Gould Crescent - Woolston - public wastewater lateral repair
24 Nov 2016 Wharenui Road and Maxwell Street - Riccarton - wastewater repairs *Update*
23 Nov 2016 Port Hills Road - Hillsborough - Wastewater repairs *Update*