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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
29 Apr 2015 Cobham Street - Spreydon North - wastewater repairs
29 Apr 2015 Aldershot Street - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater network
28 Apr 2015 Hampshire Street - Aranui - Vacuum Chamber Installation *Update*
28 Apr 2015 Ramahana Road - Huntsbury Hill - wastewater repair
28 Apr 2015 Austin Street - Waltham - wastewater replacement
28 Apr 2015 Sandyford Street - Orbell Street - Montreal Street and Battersea Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair
28 Apr 2015 Brookhaven subdivision - Woolston - wastewater repairs and roading repairs *Update*
28 Apr 2015 Wainoni Road (between Breezes Road and Portsmouth Street) - Aranui - wastewater chamber installation - Traffic *Update*
27 Apr 2015 Edgeware and Linwood - Phase 1 - Northern relief trunk wastewater main repair - Overview
27 Apr 2015 Stapletons Road - Edgeware - wastewater repair
27 Apr 2015 Moorhouse Avenue - Central City - brick barrel wastewater repair
24 Apr 2015 Carters Road - Aranui - Vacuum Wastewater Network - Traffic Alert
24 Apr 2015 Stourbridge Street - Spreydon - wastewater repairs
23 Apr 2015 Hinemoa Street - Spreydon North - Wastewater repairs
22 Apr 2015 Eureka Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Progress *Update*
22 Apr 2015 Sefton Place - Spreydon - wastewater works
22 Apr 2015 Bayswater Crescent and Hersham Place - Bromley - wastewater renewal *Update*
21 Apr 2015 Sugden Street - Spreydon - wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Apr 2015 Montreal Street - Sydenham - wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Apr 2015 High Street - Central Business District - Central city - wastewater repairs *Update*
20 Apr 2015 Moorhouse Avenue - Central City South - wastewater repairs
20 Apr 2015 Bayswater Crescent (a section of) - Bromley - manhole renewal *Update*
20 Apr 2015 Wainoni Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater
20 Apr 2015 Pages Road and Portchester Street - Bexley / Aranui - vacuum wastewater main installation - Road closure
20 Apr 2015 Scarborough Park - Sumner - wastewater repairs
20 Apr 2015 Egnot Heights and Defender Lane - Redcliffs - storm water and wastewater replacement *Update*
20 Apr 2015 Rose Street - Cashmere - wastewater repair
20 Apr 2015 Pages Road 400 - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater installation
20 Apr 2015 Montreal Street - Burke Street - Durham Street South - Stanley Street - Colombo Street - Elgin Street and Wordsworth Street - Sydenham - Wastewater repair
20 Apr 2015 Carisbrooke Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater