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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
14 Sep 2015 Mt Pleasant Road - Mt Pleasant - Retaining Wall
14 Sep 2015 Simeon Street - Spreydon - Road Repairs
7 Sep 2015 New Brighton Road - Burwood - storm water repairs *Update*
7 Sep 2015 Forest Drive - Parklands - road renewal
7 Sep 2015 Bancroft Place - Parklands - road renewal
4 Sep 2015 Cashmere Road - Cashmere - storm water repairs
2 Sep 2015 Southshore - storm water segment replacements
31 Aug 2015 Packe Street - Edgeware - partial road rebuild
31 Aug 2015 Belgrove Place - Parklands - road renewal
31 Aug 2015 Kuaka Crescent - Bromley - Kerb and channel and footpath repairs
31 Aug 2015 Moncks Bay - storm water and wastewater section repairs
31 Aug 2015 Main Road - Redcliffs - storm water repairs
31 Aug 2015 Moncks Bay - wastewater - storm water and road repairs - Overview
31 Aug 2015 Evergreen Place - Parklands - road renewal
27 Aug 2015 Manhire Street - Spreydon North - Section repair
26 Aug 2015 Van Asch Street - Sumner - storm water repairs
25 Aug 2015 Aylmer Street - Somerfield - section repair
24 Aug 2015 Beanland Street - Spreydon North - Section repair
24 Aug 2015 Estuary Road - Southshore - storm water replacement
24 Aug 2015 Manchester Street - St Albans - partial road rebuild
24 Aug 2015 Hastings Street East / Wilsons Road / Bond Street intersection - Waltham - kerb - channel - and footpath repairs *Update*
20 Aug 2015 Petrie Street - Shirley - storm water culvert renewal - Traffic *Update*
20 Aug 2015 Southshore - storm water pipelining
19 Aug 2015 Opawa Road - Waltham - storm water repair *Update*
18 Aug 2015 Neville Street and Harker Street Intersection - Spreydon North - Section repair
17 Aug 2015 Halsey Street - Southshore - new storm water outfall
17 Aug 2015 Monterey Place - Parklands - road renewal
17 Aug 2015 Petrie Street - Shirley - storm water culvert renewal - Traffic *Update*
17 Aug 2015 Orrick Crescent - Besant Place - Doyle Place - Cowes Street - Avondale - patch kerb - road and footpath repairs
17 Aug 2015 Parklands East - Parklands - road and storm water renewal - Overview