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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
19 Sep 2014 Sweet Waters Place - Woolston - storm water replacement *Update*
17 Sep 2014 Redcliffs - wastewater - storm water and road repairs *Update*
15 Sep 2014 Vancouver Crescent and Huron Street - Wainoni - road and footpath repairs
15 Sep 2014 Hawford Road - Opawa - Repair of the earthquake damaged road - kerb - channel and footpath *Update*
15 Sep 2014 Madras Street and Peterborough Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged storm water - road - kerb - channel and footpath
15 Sep 2014 Central City - storm water repair and replacement
12 Sep 2014 Humphreys Drive - western entrance/exit and Kite Lane - Ferrymead - pipelining and repairs to the kerb and channel - Access restriction *Update*
11 Sep 2014 Main Road - Redcliffs - storm water repairs
10 Sep 2014 Charlesworth - Woolston - storm water replacement - Traffic *Update*
9 Sep 2014 Kilmore Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged storm water - road - kerb - channel and footpath - Traffic *Update*
9 Sep 2014 Sweet Waters Place - Woolston - storm water replacement *Update*
9 Sep 2014 Charlesworth - Woolston - storm water replacement *Update*
8 Sep 2014 Barbadoes Street (between Lichfield Street and Cashel Street) - Central City - kerb / footpath repairs *Update*
8 Sep 2014 Kotuku Crescent and Mallard Place - Woolston - kerb and channel and footpath repairs *Update*
8 Sep 2014 Alfred Street - Central City south - Repair of kerb and channel - footpath and road
8 Sep 2014 Humphreys Drive - western entrance/exit and Kite Lane - Ferrymead - pipelining and repairs to the kerb and channel - Access restriction
8 Sep 2014 St David Street - Central City south - Repair of kerb and channel - footpath and road
3 Sep 2014 Puhara Avenue - Parklands - road renewal
1 Sep 2014 Main Road - Scott Park to McCormacks Bay Road - Mt Pleasant - Replacement of wastewater and storm water pipes - construction of a new seawall - road reconstruction... *Update*
1 Sep 2014 Addington west - wastewater and storm water repair work - Overview
1 Sep 2014 Ford Road and Louisson Place - Opawa - Repair of the earthquake damaged road - kerb - channel and footpath
1 Sep 2014 South New Brighton - patch kerb and road repairs - Overview
1 Sep 2014 Manchester Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged storm water - road - kerb - channel and footpath
1 Sep 2014 Kitchener Place - Opawa - Repair of the earthquake damaged road - kerb - channel and footpath
29 Aug 2014 Fifield Terrace - Opawa - Repair of the earthquake damaged storm water - road - kerb - channel and footpath
27 Aug 2014 Tuam Street (at the intersection of Madras Street) - Central City - kerb/footpath repairs
27 Aug 2014 Main Road near Cave Terrace - Redcliffs - storm water repairs
27 Aug 2014 Finlay Place - Opawa - road renewal
25 Aug 2014 Manchester Street - Central city - Kerb and Channel repairs
25 Aug 2014 Ely Street - Central City - road renewal