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We are also rebuilding our city's storm water systems, getting them back to full capacity, making them stronger, and making them easier to maintain. As with wastewater, Christchurch can quickly become unsanitary when the storm water system fails. Furthermore, we become prone to flooding when we can't channel rainwater away.

What exactly is storm water?

Storm water is mostly street drainage from residential and commercial property and public hard surfaces, as a result of rainfall. From properties, it comes from roof guttering into downpipes and also from other private channelling systems. On roads and footpaths, it travels along channels (gutters) into storm water drains.

Storm water is not as clean as many of us expect. Though it arrives with rainwater, it can contain oil and grease, dog faeces, dirt and dust, fine organic matter, and plenty more beside.

Work underway on the storm water network

Starting Work Description
3 Oct 2016 Bower Avenue - New Brighton - storm water lateral repair
29 Sep 2016 Woodlands Place closed at Breezes Road end - Aranui - storm water and road repairs - Traffic *Update*
27 Sep 2016 Lenton Street closed at Breezes Road end - Aranui - storm water and road repairs - Traffic *Update*
26 Sep 2016 Slater Street - Richmond - Kerb and channel *Update*
21 Sep 2016 Lenton Street closed at Breezes Road end - Aranui - storm water and road repairs - Traffic *Update*
19 Sep 2016 Bridle Path Road - Ferrymead - Roading repairs
14 Sep 2016 Farnborough Street - Aranui - road renewal - Delay
12 Sep 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - Road reconstruction
12 Sep 2016 Florance Place - Parklands - Road resurfacing - kerb and channel repairs
9 Sep 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Sydenham - storm water repairs
8 Sep 2016 Moncks Spur Road - Mount Pleasant - Storm water relay and road closure
7 Sep 2016 Brittan Terrace - Lyttelton - storm water - Access Restriction
6 Sep 2016 Lenton Street - Aranui - Storm water and road surface repairs - road closed at Breezes Road
6 Sep 2016 Rowses Road closed at Breezes Road end - Aranui - storm water and road repairs - Traffic *Update*
5 Sep 2016 North Parade and Banks Avenue - Richmond - storm water repair
3 Sep 2016 Moorhouse Avenue and Lancaster Street - Phillipstown - brick barrel storm water repair
31 Aug 2016 Woolston - wastewater and storm water pipe repairs and road repairs
26 Aug 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Sydenham - storm water repairs
24 Aug 2016 New Brighton Road - New Brighton - road - footpath and kerb repairs *Update*
24 Aug 2016 Linkwater Way - Parklands - road renewal - Traffic *Update*
24 Aug 2016 Forfar Street / Warrington Street / Madras Street - St Albans - storm water repairs to the roundabout
19 Aug 2016 Fitzgerald Avenue Twin Bridges - Richmond / Linwood / Central city - Bridge and roading repairs
19 Aug 2016 Pages Road - Aranui / Bexley - kerb and channel and footpath repair *Update*
18 Aug 2016 Shortland Street - Aranui - road - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
17 Aug 2016 Hargood Street - Woolston - footpath - kerb and channel and storm water repairs
16 Aug 2016 Mt Pleasant Road - Mt Pleasant - Storm water relay and road closure
16 Aug 2016 Portsmouth Street - Aranui - road repair
15 Aug 2016 Farnborough Street - Aranui - road repair
15 Aug 2016 Cuthberts Road - Aranui - kerb and channel and vehicle crossing repairs *Update*
15 Aug 2016 Pages Road - Aranui / Bexley - kerb and channel and footpath repair