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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
1 Aug 2016 Randwick Street - North New Brighton - Footpath - kerb and channel repairs
1 Aug 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - Storm water - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
1 Aug 2016 Beachville Road - Redcliffs - Roading repairs
26 Jul 2016 Breezes Road (north of Pages Road) - Aranui - road renewal - Traffic *Update*
26 Jul 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - road repair *Update*
25 Jul 2016 Breezes Road - Aranui - roading - stop/go traffic management - Traffic *Update*
25 Jul 2016 Bower Avenue - Parklands - Storm water - kerb and channel repairs
25 Jul 2016 Martindales Road - Heathcote Valley - Roading repairs
25 Jul 2016 Doreen Street - closed at Breezes Road - Aranui - kerb and channel - Traffic *Update*
25 Jul 2016 Shortland Street - Aranui - kerb and channel - one-way system - Traffic *Update*
25 Jul 2016 Glendevere Terrace - Redcliffs - Roading repairs
23 Jul 2016 Tuam Street - Christchurch Central - storm water repairs
21 Jul 2016 Bangor Street - Christchurch Central - storm water - kerb - channel - footpath and road repairs *Update*
20 Jul 2016 Governors Bay Road - Governors Bay - storm water repairs *Update*
19 Jul 2016 St Davids Street - Lyttelton - retaining walls - Completion
18 Jul 2016 Hurley Street and Oxford Terrace - Christchurch Central - storm water - kerb - channel - footpath and road repairs
14 Jul 2016 Santa Maria Avenue - Mt Pleasant - Wastewater and roading repairs
14 Jul 2016 Main Road - Governors Bay - storm water repairs *Update*
13 Jul 2016 Forfar Street - St Albans - road - footpath - kerb and channel repairs
11 Jul 2016 Slater Street - Richmond - storm water and road renewal *Update*
11 Jul 2016 Santa Maria Avenue - Mt Pleasant - Roading repairs
11 Jul 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - Storm water - kerb and channel repairs
8 Jul 2016 Waimairi Beach - North New Brighton - storm water outfall pipe replacement
6 Jul 2016 Brightstone Crescent - Aranui - road repair
30 Jun 2016 Flemington Avenue and Randwick Street - North New Brighton - Additional footpath - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
29 Jun 2016 Nautilus Place and Heyders Road - Spencerville - Storm water pipe lining repairs
28 Jun 2016 Beachville Road - Redcliffs - Seawall repair - coastal pathway - storm water repairs and road reconstruction *Update*
27 Jun 2016 Westminster Street - St Albans - road / kerb /channel - intersection upgrade
27 Jun 2016 Cannon Hill Crescent - Mt Pleasant - Roading repairs
23 Jun 2016 Selwyn Street and Ward Street - Addington - storm water repairs