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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
31 Oct 2016 Chapmans Road / Nuttall Drive / Brightlings Road / Port Hills Road - Woolston / Hillsborough - Wastewater lateral repairs - Overview
31 Oct 2016 Frosts Road / Beach Road - Burwood / North New Brighton / Parklands - wastewater repairs
31 Oct 2016 Springfield Road - St Albans - wastewater renewal - Traffic *Update*
31 Oct 2016 Marshall Street / Barton Street / Rutherford Street / Jubilee Street / Bamford Street - Woolston - Wastewater lateral repairs - Overview
30 Oct 2016 Aikmans Road / Papanui Road / Mansfield Avenue / Rossall Street and Leinster Road - Merivale - wastewater repairs - Wairakei Collector *Update*
27 Oct 2016 Alport Place - Woolston - pressure wastewater installation
27 Oct 2016 Penelope Place - Casebrook - Wastewater repairs - Road Closure
27 Oct 2016 Puhara Avenue - Parklands - Wastewater segment repair *Update*
27 Oct 2016 Clinton Lane - Woolston - wastewater and fresh water repairs
27 Oct 2016 Hargood Street - Woolston - wastewater repairs
26 Oct 2016 Cashmere Road / Barrington Street / Waimea Terrace - Cashmere - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Oct 2016 Chapel Street and Northcote Road - Papanui and Bishopdale - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Oct 2016 Mansfield Avenue - St Albans - wastewater repairs *Update*
25 Oct 2016 Lindsay Street - St Albans - Wastewater Renewal *Update*
21 Oct 2016 Gardiners Road - Bishopdale - wastewater repairs *Update*
21 Oct 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - Diverting the existing wastewater main
20 Oct 2016 Pages Road - Bexley / Aranui - wastewater repairs *Update*
19 Oct 2016 Wiremu Street - Redwood - wastewater - Just to let you know
19 Oct 2016 Bamford Street and Rutherford Street - Woolston - Wastewater repairs
18 Oct 2016 Hazeldean Road and Braddon Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
18 Oct 2016 Creyke Road - Ilam - wastewater repairs *Update*
17 Oct 2016 Loftus Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs
17 Oct 2016 Halsey Street - Southshore - wastewater - Manhole replacement
17 Oct 2016 Dee Street - St Albans / Mairehau - Wastewater Relay *Update*
17 Oct 2016 Hampshire Street and Cheriton Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system - Traffic alert
16 Oct 2016 Papanui Road / Main North Road / Grants Road / Grassmere Street - Papanui - Wastewater repairs - Night works *Update*
14 Oct 2016 Spreydon North - Spreydon / Hillmorton - wastewater - Infrastructure repair - Completion
14 Oct 2016 Sails Street / Horner Place / Harris Crescent / Langdons Road / Kimberley Street - Papanui / Northcote / Casebrook - wastewater repairs *Update*
13 Oct 2016 Squire Street - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay *Update*
12 Oct 2016 Berwick Street - St Albans - Wastewater Relay *Update*