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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
12 Oct 2016 Wiremu Street - Redwood - wastewater - Just to let you know
11 Oct 2016 Proctor Street - Papanui - wastewater repairs
11 Oct 2016 Cornwall Street - St Albans - Wastewater laterals *Update*
11 Oct 2016 Bayswater Crescent - Bromley - Wastewater - Final Reinstatement
10 Oct 2016 Oxley Avenue - St Albans - Wastewater Relay *Update*
10 Oct 2016 Niven Street - Avondale - Wastewater Relay
10 Oct 2016 Wainui Street / Wallace Street - Riccarton / Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*
10 Oct 2016 Fortune Street - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay *Update*
10 Oct 2016 Mt Pleasant Rd - Mt Pleasant - Wastewater relay
10 Oct 2016 Jocelyn Street - Casebrook - wastewater repairs *Update*
8 Oct 2016 Ferry Road and Palinurus Road - Woolston - wastewater pressure main installation
6 Oct 2016 Hoani Street / Vagues Road / Bainton Street / Oldwood Street / Reynolds Street / Highsted Road / Glenmore Avenue / Jocelyn Street - Papanui / Northcote / Bishopdale / Casebrook - wastewater repairs *Update*
6 Oct 2016 Winton Street - St Albans - Wastewater Relay *Update*
6 Oct 2016 Bexley Reserve - Bexley - wastewater main installation
6 Oct 2016 Hamilton Avenue - Ilam - wastewater pipe lining
5 Oct 2016 Mahars Road - Mairehau - Wastewater Relay *Update*
5 Oct 2016 St Johns Street - Woolston - wastewater repairs
4 Oct 2016 Tennyson Street - Sydenham - Wastewater lateral repair
3 Oct 2016 Inverell Place - North New Brighton - Wastewater lateral relay *Update*
3 Oct 2016 Pages Road - Aranui / Bexley - wastewater main replacement and road reconstruction
3 Oct 2016 Wilsons Road - St Martins - wastewater repairs
3 Oct 2016 Selwyn Street and Harman Street - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
3 Oct 2016 Carrington Street - St Albans - Wastewater Relay *Update*
3 Oct 2016 Cedars Street / Victors Road / Sparks Road - Hoon Hay - wastewater repairs
3 Oct 2016 Fifield Terrace - Waltham / Opawa - Wastewater repairs
2 Oct 2016 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - wastewater repairs
2 Oct 2016 Canterbury Street - Lyttelton - wastewater repairs
30 Sep 2016 Willryan Avenue - New Brighton - wastewater lateral repairs *Update*
30 Sep 2016 Barbadoes Street - Edgeware - wastewater renewal *Update*
30 Sep 2016 James K Baxter Place / Spencer Street / Grove Road / Hazeldean Road - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*