Our wastewater network

Building near the water and wastewater network

If you are rebuilding a house or garage it’s worth checking your plans don’t involve building over a Council drain.

Types of wastewater systems

Council uses three types of wastewater system to transport wastewater from connected properties to the treatment plant.

Wastewater lateral repairs

Private lateral gravity sewer pipes need to be inspected for any damage, following the 2010 – 2011 earthquakes.

Pipe ownership and responsibility

The responsibility for maintaining and repairing wastewater pipes that carry wastewater from the house or business to the council main is shared between the homeowner and the Council.