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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
12 Jan 2015 Madras Street - Central City - Patch repair to kerb and channel - roading renewal *Update*
5 Jan 2015 Park Terrace - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
5 Jan 2015 Shirley Road - Shirley - culvert renewal
5 Jan 2015 Ti Rakau Drive - Delta Way and Charlesworth Street - Brookhaven - road reconstruction and wastewater repairs
15 Dec 2014 Farnley Place - Parklands - storm water renewal - Delayed
12 Dec 2014 Central City - South - End of Year
11 Dec 2014 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - retaining wall and roading repair *Update*
10 Dec 2014 Addington west - Pipe lining *Update*
8 Dec 2014 Colombo Street - Central City - storm water replacement
8 Dec 2014 Cambridge Terrace - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
8 Dec 2014 Merrilees Place - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath
8 Dec 2014 Palamino Place - Opawa - road repair *Update*
8 Dec 2014 Seaforth Place - Opawa - road repair *Update*
8 Dec 2014 Farnley Place - Parklands - Repairing a section of the storm water mainline pipe
4 Dec 2014 Niven Street and Waratah Street - Avondale - storm water repairs
3 Dec 2014 Shirley Road - Shirley - roading renewal - Completion
1 Dec 2014 Manchester Street - Central City - roading renewal *Update*
1 Dec 2014 Bealey Avenue - Central City - storm water renewal *Update*
24 Nov 2014 Randolph Street - Linwood - Pump station work
24 Nov 2014 Cambridge Terrace - Central City - storm water renewal
24 Nov 2014 Durham Street - Walker Street and Wilmer Street - Central city - small road and footpath repairs
24 Nov 2014 Mackenzie Avenue / Richardson Terrace intersection - Opawa - renewal *Update*
24 Nov 2014 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - roading renewal *Update*
24 Nov 2014 St Lukes Street - Woolston - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
21 Nov 2014 Bridge Reserve - South New Brighton - ground improvements *Update*
21 Nov 2014 Ferry Road - Phillipstown - road reconstruction
19 Nov 2014 Keyes Road - New Brighton - storm water repairs
17 Nov 2014 Keyes Road - New Brighton - storm water repairs
17 Nov 2014 Wainoni Road Bridge - New Brighton - bridge repair
17 Nov 2014 Main Road (137–145) - Redcliffs - storm water repairs