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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
2 May 2016 Arden Place and Aberfoyle Place - Parklands South - Storm water repairs
2 May 2016 Randolph Terrace and Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - storm water and wastewater repairs *Update*
2 May 2016 Bangor Street - Christchurch Central - storm water - kerb - channel - footpath and road repairs
2 May 2016 Main Road - Governors Bay - storm water repair *Update*
2 May 2016 Pegasus Avenue - North New Brighton - partial road rebuild
2 May 2016 Maronan Street - Catherine Street and Heathcote Street - Woolston - footpath - road - kerb and channel repairs
28 Apr 2016 Hawkhurst Road - Lyttelton - storm water replacement
26 Apr 2016 Marama Crescent - Mount Pleasant - Wastewater and storm-water pipe relay
26 Apr 2016 Stanmore Road - Linwood - Storm water repair
26 Apr 2016 Eureka Street and Cheriton Street - Aranui - road renewal *Update*
25 Apr 2016 Rangatira Terrace - Mt Pleasant - Storm water and footpath repairs within the existing road closure
21 Apr 2016 Simeon Quay - Lyttelton - storm water pipe replacement
20 Apr 2016 Corhampton Street and Netley Place - Aranui - storm water and partial road renewal - Completion
20 Apr 2016 Portchester Street - Aranui - road repairs - Traffic *Update*
19 Apr 2016 Eureka Street and Cheriton Street - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair
18 Apr 2016 Warrington Street - Mairehau - road - footpath - kerb and channel repairs
15 Apr 2016 Mairehau Road and Inwoods Road - Parklands - roads and storm water system *Update*
13 Apr 2016 Flockton Street - Aylesford Street - Carrick Street - Harrison Street and Speight Street - Mairehau - stormwater repairs
13 Apr 2016 Aldershot Street - Aranui - road repair - Traffic Alert
13 Apr 2016 Ferry Road - Woolston - storm water repairs *Update*
12 Apr 2016 Slater Street - Richmond - storm water renewal - Traffic Reminder
11 Apr 2016 Diamond Harbour and Governors Bay - infrastructure - Overview
11 Apr 2016 Cannon Hill Crescent and Bridle Path Road - Mount Pleasant - storm water pipe relay
11 Apr 2016 Portman Street - Woolston - footpath - road - kerb and channel repairs
11 Apr 2016 London Street - Lyttelton - RAMM repairs
8 Apr 2016 Rowses Road - Tomrich Street and Shortland Street - Aranui - storm water - road repairs - kerb and channel repairs
5 Apr 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair
4 Apr 2016 Landsdowne Terrace - Cashmere - Road Closure - Traffic *Update*
4 Apr 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair - Delayed
4 Apr 2016 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road - St Albans - CCTV investigations of the storm water mainline