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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
4 May 2015 Burwood - storm water and road repairs - Overview
28 Apr 2015 Ramahana Road - Huntsbury - road repairs
21 Apr 2015 Griffiths Avenue and Rudds Road - Linwood - road repair *Update*
20 Apr 2015 Egnot Heights and Defender Lane - Redcliffs - storm water and wastewater replacement *Update*
20 Apr 2015 McCormacks Bay Road - Mt Pleasant - kerb repairs *Update*
16 Apr 2015 Cholmondeley Avenue - Opawa - storm water replacement
15 Apr 2015 Pages Road - Linwood - roading patch repair
14 Apr 2015 Fifield Terrace / Lorcano Street - Opawa - storm water replacement *Update*
13 Apr 2015 Egnot Heights and Defender Lane - Redcliffs - storm water and wastewater replacement
10 Apr 2015 Fifield Terrace / Lorcano Street - Opawa - storm water replacement
9 Apr 2015 McGregors Road and Rudds Road - Linwood - storm water repair - Traffic *Update*
8 Apr 2015 Fifield Terrace / Wilsons Road - Sydenham - storm water relay
7 Apr 2015 Bordesley Street - Phillipstown - storm water renewal
7 Apr 2015 Stilt Lane - Southshore - storm water repair
7 Apr 2015 Randolph Street and Edmond Street - Linwood - Road renewal
6 Apr 2015 Bealey Avenue - Central City - Storm water renewal - night works *Update*
2 Apr 2015 Eastern Terrace - Sydenham - storm water replacement
31 Mar 2015 Southshore - storm water - fresh water and road repairs *Update*
30 Mar 2015 Beckenham - storm water replacements
30 Mar 2015 Sydenham–Opawa - Sydenham / Waltham / Opawa - storm water replacement
26 Mar 2015 Griffiths Avenue and Rudds Road - Linwood - road repair *Update*
24 Mar 2015 Huntsbury - storm water section repairs
23 Mar 2015 Garden Road - Merivale - storm water works *Update*
23 Mar 2015 Ryan Street - Linwood - Storm Water Renewal
23 Mar 2015 Ensors Road - Linwood - CCTV investigation work - Night work
23 Mar 2015 Peterborough Street - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
22 Mar 2015 Aldwins Road / Ensors Road and Ferry Road intersection - Linwood - storm water renewal - Night work *Update*
20 Mar 2015 Cypress Street - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath - Completion
19 Mar 2015 Beckenham - storm water section repairs
18 Mar 2015 Wairarapa Terrace - Merivale - storm water crossing - Traffic *Update*