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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
30 Nov 2016 Alport Place - Woolston - wastewater repairs
29 Nov 2016 Mansfield Avenue - St Albans - wastewater lateral relining *Update*
29 Nov 2016 Oldwood Street - Bishopdale - wastewater repairs *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 Ferry Road and Dyers Road - Woolston - wastewater main pipe - quality control repairs *Update*
27 Nov 2016 Pages Road - Bexley - wastewater pipe lining repairs
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*
22 Nov 2016 Farnborough Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater - Traffic Alert
21 Nov 2016 Edgeware Road - St Albans / Edgeware - Northern relief wastewater trunk main repair - Project overview
21 Nov 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Addington / Central city - Roading - wastewater - storm water and freshwater repairs
21 Nov 2016 Aikmans Road - Merivale - wastewater repairs - Wairakei Collector *Update*
21 Nov 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - Laying a new section of the Northern Relief wastewater pipe - Progress *Update*
21 Nov 2016 Westenra Terrace - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Nov 2016 Brabourne Street - Hillsborough - Wastewater repairs *Update*
18 Nov 2016 Cannon Hill Crescent - Mount Pleasant - wastewater pipe lining
18 Nov 2016 Springfield Road - St Albans - wastewater - final lateral lining *Update*
17 Nov 2016 Mary Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs *Update*
17 Nov 2016 Eureka Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system - Night work
15 Nov 2016 Ashgrove Terrace and Colombo Street - Cashmere / Somerfield - wastewater network repairs
14 Nov 2016 Stanbury Avenue - Somerfield - wastewater repairs
14 Nov 2016 Dyers Pass Road - Cashmere - wastewater network repairs
14 Nov 2016 Mansfield Avenue - Merivale - wastewater repairs - Wairakei Collector *Update*
14 Nov 2016 Grants Road and Proctor Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs
14 Nov 2016 Waimea Terrace - Beckenham - wastewater network repairs