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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
20 Jul 2015 Wakefield Avenue - Sumner - storm water repairs
6 Jul 2015 Kainga - Brooklands and Spencerville - Infrastructure Repair - Overview
6 Jul 2015 De Ville Place - Burwood - storm water repairs
6 Jul 2015 Emmett Street - Shirley - road repairs *Update*
2 Jul 2015 Burwood Road - Burwood - storm water repairs
2 Jul 2015 Travis Road - Burwood - storm water repairs
29 Jun 2015 St Albans / Edgeware - Infrastructure Repair - Overview
29 Jun 2015 Orrick Crescent - Avondale - storm water repairs *Update*
29 Jun 2015 North Parade - Richmond - storm water renewal
29 Jun 2015 Westby Street - Waltham - storm water repairs
25 Jun 2015 Marriner Street - Sumner - storm water repairs
23 Jun 2015 Orrick Crescent - Avondale - storm water repairs
22 Jun 2015 Aldwins Road / Ensors Road and Ferry Road intersection - Linwood - storm water renewal - night works
22 Jun 2015 Emmett Street - Shirley - road repairs
22 Jun 2015 Brookhaven subdivision - Woolston - Cobblestone install and tidy-up *Update*
22 Jun 2015 Briarmont Street - Avondale - patch kerb - road and footpath repairs
22 Jun 2015 Country Place - Burwood - storm water repair
22 Jun 2015 Cargill Place - Richmond - partial road rebuild
19 Jun 2015 Sydenham / Waltham - storm water section repairs
16 Jun 2015 Bassett Street - Burwood - storm water repair
16 Jun 2015 Shirley - storm water section repairs
16 Jun 2015 Mowbray Street - Sydenham - storm water and kerb repairs
16 Jun 2015 Burwood - storm water section repairs
16 Jun 2015 Stanley Street - Sydenham - storm water repairs
15 Jun 2015 Avonside Drive - Wainoni - road patch repairs
15 Jun 2015 Hope Street - Hercules Street - Sabina Street and Hammersley Street - Shirley - storm water sump repairs
15 Jun 2015 Barrington Street - Spreydon and Somerfield - Repairing the earthquake damaged footpath - kerb and channel
15 Jun 2015 Rockinghorse Road - Southshore - kerb repairs *Update*
12 Jun 2015 De Ville Place - Burwood - storm water repairs
11 Jun 2015 Briarmont Street - Avondale - road repairs