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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
2 Mar 2015 Kilmore Street - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
2 Mar 2015 Armagh Street - Central City - Storm water renewal *Update*
1 Mar 2015 Carnarvon Street - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath *Update*
27 Feb 2015 Bridge Reserve - South New Brighton - ground improvements *Update*
27 Feb 2015 Carnarvon Street - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath *Update*
27 Feb 2015 Lichfield Street - Central City - storm water repairs *Update*
25 Feb 2015 Colombo Street - Central City - storm water repairs *Update*
24 Feb 2015 Cypress Street - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath *Update*
23 Feb 2015 Travis Road - Burwood - Road Reconstruction and Storm Water Repair *Update*
23 Feb 2015 Newport Street - Emlyn Place and Tenby Place - Wainoni - roading patch repairs
23 Feb 2015 Randolph Street - Linwood - Partial Road Rebuild
23 Feb 2015 Broad Street - Woolston - Road Reinstatement
23 Feb 2015 Garden Road - Fendalton - road reconstruction
19 Feb 2015 Bass Street - Linwood - Partial Road Rebuild *Update*
16 Feb 2015 Egnot Heights and Defender Lane - Redcliffs - storm water and wastewater replacement
16 Feb 2015 Southshore - storm water outfalls - water main and roading
9 Feb 2015 Barton Street - Woolston - Road Reinstatement
9 Feb 2015 Hardy Street - New Brighton - pump station installation *Update*
9 Feb 2015 Shearwater Drive and Sweet Waters Place - Brookhaven - Woolston - footpath - kerb and channel repairs
2 Feb 2015 New Brighton - patch kerb - road and footpath repairs - Overview
2 Feb 2015 Bealey Avenue - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
2 Feb 2015 Egnot Heights - Redcliffs - Service location investigations
2 Feb 2015 Bass Street - Linwood - Partial Road Rebuild
2 Feb 2015 Gloucester Street - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
30 Jan 2015 Carnarvon Street - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath - Delayed
29 Jan 2015 Travis Road - Burwood - Road Reconstruction and Storm Water Repair *Update*
27 Jan 2015 Beresford Street - New Brighton - pump station installation *Update*
26 Jan 2015 Halswell - patch road repairs - overview
23 Jan 2015 Ferry Road - Wilsons Road and Moorhouse Avenue - Phillipstown - storm water replacement
22 Jan 2015 Delta Way and Shearwater Drive - Brookhaven - Ferrymead - footpath - kerb and channel repairs