Skip to Navigation
Skip to Content

Storm water

Printer-friendly version

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
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
19 Jan 2015 Chester Street East and Armagh Street - Central City - storm water repairs *Update*
19 Jan 2015 Main Road - Redcliffs - storm water repairs *Update*
19 Jan 2015 Ngarimu Street - Avonside - road repair *Update*
19 Jan 2015 Halswell - wastewater and storm water pipe investigation work and patch repairs
12 Jan 2015 Cowes Street - Avondale - road reconstruction - kerb - channel and footpath repairs - Road closure
12 Jan 2015 Palamino Place - Opawa - road renewal
12 Jan 2015 Carnarvon Street - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath
12 Jan 2015 Aldwins Road - Linwood - minor road renewal
12 Jan 2015 Aldwins Road - Linwood - Road renewal
12 Jan 2015 Latimer Square - Central Business District - Central city - storm water repair *Update*
12 Jan 2015 Gloucester Street - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
12 Jan 2015 Cypress Street - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath
12 Jan 2015 Madras Street - Central City - Patch repair to kerb and channel - roading renewal *Update*
8 Jan 2015 Park Terrace - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
7 Jan 2015 Shirley Road - Shirley - storm water culvert renewal *Update*
5 Jan 2015 Park Terrace - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
5 Jan 2015 Shirley Road - Shirley - culvert renewal
5 Jan 2015 Ti Rakau Drive - Delta Way and Charlesworth Street - Brookhaven - road reconstruction and wastewater repairs
17 Dec 2014 Worcester Street - Central City - Wastewater lateral replacement and storm water repairs *Update*
15 Dec 2014 Farnley Place - Parklands - storm water renewal - Delayed
12 Dec 2014 Central City - South - End of Year
11 Dec 2014 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - retaining wall and roading repair *Update*
10 Dec 2014 Addington west - Pipe lining *Update*
8 Dec 2014 Colombo Street - Central City - storm water replacement
8 Dec 2014 Worcester Street - Central City - wastewater and storm water repairs *Update*
8 Dec 2014 Cambridge Terrace - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*