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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
8 Dec 2016 Aldershot Street and Ben Rarere Avenue - Aranui - partial road repair
5 Dec 2016 Lomond Place - Woolston - kerb - channel and road repairs
25 Nov 2016 Orbell Street - Sydenham - Site office establishment - road / wastewater / storm water and freshwater in Moorhouse Avenue
23 Nov 2016 Stedley Place - Heathcote Valley - Roading repairs and the installation of a storm water pipe and sump - Scope of repairs *Update*
21 Nov 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Addington / Central city - Roading - wastewater - storm water and freshwater repairs
15 Nov 2016 Carters Road - Aranui - storm water and road repairs - closed at Breezes Road end - Traffic *Update*
14 Nov 2016 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - Storm water and wastewater drainage repairs
26 Oct 2016 Cannon Hill Crescent and Bridle Path Road - Mt Pleasant / Ferrymead - Road repairs
26 Oct 2016 Farnborough Street - Aranui - road and storm water repair work - Progress and traffic *Update*
20 Oct 2016 Hampshire Street - Aranui - partial road repair - Progress and traffic *Update*
18 Oct 2016 Woodham Road - Linwood / Avonside - footpath and driveway re-instatement
17 Oct 2016 Florance Place - Parklands - Road resurfacing - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
17 Oct 2016 Avalon Street - Richmond - Storm water pipe relay
10 Oct 2016 Pages Road - Aranui / Bexley - kerb and channel repairs
6 Oct 2016 Hargood Street - Woolston - footpath - kerb and channel and storm water repairs *Update*
5 Oct 2016 Hampshire Street - Aranui - partial road repair
3 Oct 2016 Pages Road - Aranui / Bexley - wastewater main replacement and road reconstruction
3 Oct 2016 Bower Avenue - New Brighton - storm water lateral repair
30 Sep 2016 Bower Avenue - Parklands - Kerb and channel repairs
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 Florance Place - Parklands - Road resurfacing - kerb and channel repairs
12 Sep 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton / Parklands - Road reconstruction
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