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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.

For more information about the wastewater consultation click here.

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.

Work underway on the wastewater network

Starting Work Description
2 Jul 2014 Ford Road / Louisson Place - Opawa - wastewater renewal - Delayed work
28 Apr 2014 Ferry Road - Phillipstown - One-way system
24 Apr 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - wastewater repair
22 Apr 2014 Innes Road (outside № 370) - Mairehau - wastewater relining *Update*
22 Apr 2014 Burwood Road - Burwood - wastewater renewal
22 Apr 2014 Palmers Road - New Brighton - wastewater replacement
22 Apr 2014 Jameson Avenue - St Albans - wastewater relining *Update*
21 Apr 2014 Airedale Place - Central City - Wastewater renewal
18 Apr 2014 Richardson Terrace - Opawa - Wastewater renewal *Update*
17 Apr 2014 Bealey Avenue / Manchester Street Intersection - Central City - wastewater renewal *Update*
15 Apr 2014 Bromley - wastewater repair work
15 Apr 2014 Puhara Avenue - Parklands - wastewater renewal *Update* 1
14 Apr 2014 Stanford Street - Burwood North - Pump Station Installation
14 Apr 2014 Sewell Street - Linwood - Repair of the earthquake damaged wastewater main and laterals at the property boundary
14 Apr 2014 Cypress Street - Linwood - wastewater renewal work - Completion
14 Apr 2014 Bowhill Road - North New Brighton - Repairing a section of earthquake damaged wastewater pipeline
14 Apr 2014 Durham Street North - Central City - Wastewater renewal
14 Apr 2014 Gresham Terrace - New Brighton - wastewater replacement
14 Apr 2014 Bealey Avenue / Manchester Street Intersection - Central City - wastewater renewal *Update*
14 Apr 2014 Beach Road - North New Brighton - pipe connection - Night work
14 Apr 2014 Linwood - wastewater repairs - progress *Update*
11 Apr 2014 Wilsons Road - St Martins - wastewater replacement work *Update*
11 Apr 2014 Waimea Terrace - Beckenham - wastewater pipe replacement
11 Apr 2014 Brougham Street - Sydenham - wastewater replacement
10 Apr 2014 Rutherford Street - Woolston - service location
10 Apr 2014 Centaurus Road - St Martins - wastewater replacement work *Update*
9 Apr 2014 Ruru Road - Bromley - Wastewater renewal - Completion
9 Apr 2014 Stapletons Road - Shirley - wastewater repair *Update*
9 Apr 2014 Beachville Road - Redcliffs - CCTV investigations
9 Apr 2014 Cranford Street - St Albans - Wastewater renewal - Completion