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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
14 Nov 2016 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - Storm water and wastewater drainage repairs
10 Nov 2016 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue - Richmond - wastewater - Project *Update* 6
9 Nov 2016 Bristol Street and Clare Road - St Albans - Wastewater renewal - Traffic
9 Nov 2016 Lindsay Street - St Albans - Wastewater renewal - Traffic *Update*
9 Nov 2016 Papanui / Northcote / Casebrook / Redwood / Mairehau - wastewater repairs *Update*
8 Nov 2016 Hampshire Street (between Wainoni Road and Basingstoke Street) - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system - Traffic alert
8 Nov 2016 Birchfield Avenue - Dallington - pressure wastewater main - Delayed
7 Nov 2016 Sonter Road - Wigram - wastewater lateral repair
7 Nov 2016 Lindsay Street - St Albans - Wastewater Renewal *Update*
7 Nov 2016 Grange Street - Hillsborough - wastewater repairs
7 Nov 2016 Heberden Avenue - Sumner - wastewater repairs
6 Nov 2016 Northcote Road / Sawyers Arms Road / Main North Road / Langdons Road / Harewood Road - Northcote / Papanui - Wastewater repairs *Update*
4 Nov 2016 Matsons Avenue / Ardmore Place / Northcote Road / Vagues Road / Brockham Street / Penelope Place / Tuckers Road - Papanui / Bishopdale / Northcote / Casebrook / Redwood - wastewater repairs *Update*
4 Nov 2016 Edgeware Road - Edgeware / St Albans - Investigation of Northern relief wastewater trunk main - Traffic *Update*
4 Nov 2016 Broadbent Street / Konini Street / Division Street / Riccarton Road / Tiora Place / Auburn Avenue / Clyde Road / Memorial Avenue / Newbridge Place - Riccarton / Upper Riccarton / Bryndwr / Ilam - wastewater repairs *Update*
4 Nov 2016 Malcolm Avenue - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
3 Nov 2016 Penelope Place - Casebrook - wastewater repairs *Update*
3 Nov 2016 Penelope Place - Casebrook - wastewater repairs *Update*
3 Nov 2016 Francis Avenue - Mairehau - wastewater lateral relay *Update*
3 Nov 2016 Frank Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs *Update*
2 Nov 2016 Edgeware Road - Edgeware / St Albans - Investigation of Northern relief wastewater trunk main
1 Nov 2016 Selwyn Street / Hazeldean Road / Ruskin Street / Parlane Street / Braddon Street / Harman Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
1 Nov 2016 Dee Street - St Albans - wastewater lateral renewal *Update*
1 Nov 2016 Alport Place - Woolston - wastewater pump station rebuild - Project *Update*
1 Nov 2016 Thistledown Place / Claymore Street and Portman Street - Woolston - wastewater repairs
1 Nov 2016 Edgeware Road, between Lindsay Street and Allard Street - Northern Relief wastewater system repairs
31 Oct 2016 Dover Street - St Albans - wastewater renewal
31 Oct 2016 Inwoods Road - Parklands - wastewater - pump station overflow repairs
31 Oct 2016 Ashgrove Terrace - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
31 Oct 2016 Chapmans Road / Nuttall Drive / Brightlings Road / Port Hills Road - Woolston / Hillsborough - Wastewater lateral repairs - Overview