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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
15 Sep 2016 Albany Street - St Albans - wastewater - Wairakei Collector *Update*
15 Sep 2016 Barton Street - Woolston - Wastewater Repairs
15 Sep 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - pressure main extension and road renewal - Traffic *Update*
14 Sep 2016 Buckleys Road - Linwood - wastewater - Southern Relief Repairs *Update*
14 Sep 2016 Dover Street - St Albans - Wastewater renewal *Update*
14 Sep 2016 Jeffreys Road - Strowan - wastewater repairs
14 Sep 2016 Caledonian Road - St Albans - wastewater lateral relay
12 Sep 2016 Matipo Street / Athol Terrace / Milnebank Street / Balgay Street / Clyde Road - Riccarton / Upper Riccarton / Ilam / Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*
12 Sep 2016 Hampshire Street - Aranui - vacuum wastewater system - Traffic alert
12 Sep 2016 Carrington Street - St Albans - Wastewater Renewal
12 Sep 2016 Courtfield Close - Parklands - Wastewater Relay
12 Sep 2016 Severn Street - St Albans - Wastewater Renewal
11 Sep 2016 Ilam Road - Ilam - wastewater repairs *Update*
8 Sep 2016 Warblington Street - Aranui - decommissioning of gravity wastewater system - Traffic alert
8 Sep 2016 Heathcote Street - Woolston - wastewater pipe lining repairs
7 Sep 2016 Dyers Road - Bromley - Wastewater repairs *Update* Section 5
7 Sep 2016 Woodham Road - Linwood - wastewater - Southern Relief repairs *Update*
6 Sep 2016 Suva Street - Upper Riccarton - wastewater repairs *Update*
5 Sep 2016 Meon Street - Aranui - decommissioning of gravity wastewater system - Traffic alert
5 Sep 2016 Ventnor Crescent - Aranui - decommissioning of gravity wastewater system - Traffic alert
5 Sep 2016 Ruru Road and Dyers Road - Bromley - Wastewater mainline pipe repairs
5 Sep 2016 Feast Place - Addington - Wastewater repairs *Update*
5 Sep 2016 Retreat Road - Avonside - Wastewater repairs
5 Sep 2016 James K Baxter Place / Selwyn Street / Hazeldean Road - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
5 Sep 2016 Pages Road - Aranui - wastewater repairs
2 Sep 2016 Retreat Road Avonside Drive and Lionel St - Avonside - wastewater repairs - Temporary water supply disruption
1 Sep 2016 Hargood Street - Woolston - wastewater pipe lining repairs
31 Aug 2016 Woolston - wastewater and storm water pipe repairs and road repairs
31 Aug 2016 Knowles Street - St Albans - Wastewater manhole benching - Traffic alert
30 Aug 2016 Athol Terrace / Peer Street / Attlee Crescent / Wallace Street / Wairakei Road - Upper Riccarton / Bryndwr - wastewater repairs *Update*