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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
23 Apr 2014 Cunningham Terrace and Bridle Path - Lyttelton - retaining wall reconstruction
15 Apr 2014 Peterborough Street - Central City - stormwater lining
15 Apr 2014 Baker Street - New Brighton - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
14 Apr 2014 Vogel and Alexandra streets - Richmond - Stormwater and roading
14 Apr 2014 Garlands Road - Woolston - storm water repairs
14 Apr 2014 South New Brighton - storm water catchment *Update*
14 Apr 2014 Castletown Place - New Brighton - Kerb and Road Repair *Update*
7 Apr 2014 Mecca Place - Linwood - repairs to storm water *Update*
7 Apr 2014 Arawa Street - Shirley - Road Reconstruction
2 Apr 2014 Clarendon Terrace - Woolston - Road reinstatement
2 Apr 2014 Beckford Road - Opawa - Repairing sections of the earthquake damaged road surface - kerb - channel and footpath *Update*
2 Apr 2014 Ferry Road (north side between Kite Lane and Countdown) - Ferrymead - kerb and channel and footpath repairs
31 Mar 2014 Keyes Road - New Brighton - storm water line replacement
29 Mar 2014 Anzac Drive / Bexley Road (SH 74) - Bexley - Road reconstruction and stormwater repairs
25 Mar 2014 Fitzgerald Avenue / Tuam Street - Central City - stormwater repairs
24 Mar 2014 Castletown Place - New Brighton - storm water repairs
24 Mar 2014 Vancouver Crescent and Huron Street - Wainoni - Intersection closure
24 Mar 2014 Riley Crescent - Woolston - Road reinstatement
24 Mar 2014 Ferry Road (between Humphreys Drive and the western end of Settlers Crescent) - Ferrymead - kerb and channel and footpath repairs
21 Mar 2014 Brougham Street / Colombo Street - Sydenham - storm water replacement
20 Mar 2014 Lancaster Street (south of Moorhouse Avenue) - Phillipstown - stormwater repairs
19 Mar 2014 Baker Street - New Brighton - kerb - channel and footpath repairs
19 Mar 2014 The Crescent - Opawa - Road Closure
17 Mar 2014 Kibblewhite Street - South New Brighton - storm water repairs
17 Mar 2014 Salisbury Street (part of) - Central City - roading and stormwater renewal
17 Mar 2014 Flesher Avenue - Richmond - Roading
12 Mar 2014 Redcliffs - wastewater - storm water and roading repairs
10 Mar 2014 McCormacks Bay Road - Mt Pleasant - wastewater - storm water and roading repairs
6 Mar 2014 Frankleigh Street - Somerfield - Stormwater repairs
4 Mar 2014 Avonside and Linwood - Repair of the earthquake damaged infrastructure - Overview