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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
3 Aug 2015 Reserve Close - Woolston - pressure wastewater system installation
3 Aug 2015 Hampshire Street and Portsmouth Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network
3 Aug 2015 Lenton Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system installation
3 Aug 2015 Fitzgerald Avenue - Central City - wastewater repairs
3 Aug 2015 Thorrington and Woodbridge Road - Cashmere - wastewater repairs
3 Aug 2015 Main Road - Redcliffs - wastewater and road repairs
31 Jul 2015 Radiata Avenue and Ingrid Street - Parklands - gravity wastewater renewal
31 Jul 2015 Mattingley Street - Aranui - tree removal
30 Jul 2015 Glenroy Street - Woolston - pressure wastewater main pipe and boundary kit installation
30 Jul 2015 Rue de la Mare - Parklands - gravity wastewater renewal
30 Jul 2015 Shortland Street - Tomrich Street and Rowses Road - Aranui - wastewater *Update*
29 Jul 2015 Kilmarnock Street - Riccarton - wastewater section repair
29 Jul 2015 McGregors Road - Bromley - wastewater renewal - Traffic *Update*
29 Jul 2015 Hills Road - Edgeware - wastewater renewal *Update*
27 Jul 2015 Manning Place - Woolston - sections of wastewater and storm water renewal
27 Jul 2015 Linwood Avenue - Bromley / Linwood - Wastewater repair - night work
27 Jul 2015 Marlow Road - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network *Update*
27 Jul 2015 Moorhouse Avenue - Central City - Wastewater Repairs
27 Jul 2015 Yarmouth Street - Aranui - Vacuum wastewater installation *Update*
27 Jul 2015 Ventnor Crescent - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network
27 Jul 2015 Durham Street - Central City - Wastewater repairs
27 Jul 2015 Centaurus Road - Huntsbury Hill - Huntsbury / St Martins - wastewater repair *Update*
27 Jul 2015 Bower Avenue - Parklands - gravity wastewater renewal - Delayed
27 Jul 2015 Basingstoke Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater network - Progress *Update*
27 Jul 2015 Clyde Road - Creyke Road and Kotare Street - Fendalton / Ilam - wastewater section repair
27 Jul 2015 Rue de la Mare - Parklands - gravity wastewater repair *Update*
27 Jul 2015 Fendalton–Riccarton - wastewater pipe investigation work and pipe lining
25 Jul 2015 Wainoni Road - Wainoni - Pump Station Renewal - Traffic *Update*
24 Jul 2015 St Asaph Street - Central City - Wastewater Repair
24 Jul 2015 Mattingley Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system *Update*