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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
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
22 Jun 2016 Dalgarven Place - Hillsborough - stormwater repairs *Update*
20 Jun 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - minor road renewal
20 Jun 2016 Barbadoes Street - Edgeware - road - footpath - kerb and channel repairs
20 Jun 2016 Moncks Bay Lane - Moncks Bay - storm water repairs
14 Jun 2016 Portchester Street and Mattingley Street - Aranui - road repair
13 Jun 2016 Petrie Street and Averill Street - Richmond - infrastructure renewal *Update*
13 Jun 2016 Slater Street - Richmond - storm water and road renewal *Update* 4
13 Jun 2016 Bower Avenue - Parklands - road renewal - Traffic *Update*
13 Jun 2016 Thistledown Place - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath - storm water and road repairs
10 Jun 2016 Cheriton Street and Eureka Street - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair *Update*
8 Jun 2016 Mt Pleasant Road - Mt Pleasant - Roading repairs
7 Jun 2016 Sparks Road - Hoon Hay - road repairs
7 Jun 2016 Clifton Terrace - Clifton - roading repairs
7 Jun 2016 Breezes Road - Aranui - road renewal
2 Jun 2016 Devonport Lane - St Albans - storm water main renewal
1 Jun 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Phillipstown - Storm water repair
31 May 2016 Oban Place - Woolston - high ground water repairs and road repairs
31 May 2016 Bangor Street - Christchurch Central - storm water - kerb - channel - footpath and road repairs *Update*
30 May 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair *Update*
30 May 2016 Chapmans Road and Kennaway Road - Woolston - Footpath - kerb and channel repairs
30 May 2016 Westminster Street - St Albans - storm water upgrade
30 May 2016 Warrington Street - Mairehau - road - footpath - kerb and channel repairs
24 May 2016 Downing Street - Hoon Hay - storm water repairs
24 May 2016 Pegasus Avenue - North New Brighton - partial road rebuild *Update*
23 May 2016 Hargest Crescent - Sydenham - storm water sump repairs
19 May 2016 Slater Street - Richmond - storm water renewal *Update* 3
17 May 2016 Eversleigh Street - St Albans - storm water main renewal