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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
9 Feb 2016 Moncks Bay Lane - Moncks Bay - wastewater and storm water repairs
1 Feb 2016 Marshland Road - Shirley - storm water segment repair *Update*
1 Feb 2016 Lower Styx Road - Spencerville - Storm water section repair
1 Feb 2016 Broadhaven Avenue - Parklands - road renewal
29 Jan 2016 Abberley Crescent - St Albans - storm water renewal
28 Jan 2016 Lyndhurst Crescent and Twynham Place - Aranui - road repair - Traffic *Update* 2
27 Jan 2016 Warden Street - Richmond - partial road rebuild
27 Jan 2016 Worcester Street - Linwood - Storm water and wastewater repair
26 Jan 2016 Ferry Road - Woolston - storm water repairs *Update*
26 Jan 2016 Corhampton Street and Netley Place - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair
25 Jan 2016 Hemingway Place and Seabrooke Drive - Nautilus Place and Heyders Road - Spencerville - Storm water repairs
25 Jan 2016 Hills Road - Edgeware - storm water - road - footpath - kerb and channel repair work
25 Jan 2016 Jollie Street - Linwood - wastewater and storm water repair
21 Jan 2016 Guernsey Street and Carteret Place - Aranui - storm water - road repairs - kerb and channel repairs
20 Jan 2016 Dyers Pass Road - Cashmere - storm water repairs
20 Jan 2016 Purchas Street - St Albans - storm water renewal
19 Jan 2016 Church Lane - Merivale - storm water repair - Completion
19 Jan 2016 Lamorna Road - Parklands - road renewal
19 Jan 2016 Merivale Lane - Merivale - storm water repair - Completion
19 Jan 2016 Sandown Crescent - Aranui - roading repair - Traffic *Update*
18 Jan 2016 Merivale Lane - Merivale - storm water renewal
18 Jan 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - storm water and partial road rebuild
14 Jan 2016 Kinsey Terrace - Clifton - storm water pipe installation *Update*
14 Jan 2016 St Davids Street - Lyttelton - storm water repairs
13 Jan 2016 Stacey Place - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath storm water and road repairs *Update*
13 Jan 2016 Oban Place - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath storm water and road repairs *Update*
12 Jan 2016 Ripon Street - Lyttelton - wastewater and storm water segment repair
12 Jan 2016 Willryan Avenue - Sandy Avenue - Wattle Drive - New Brighton - road repairs *Update*
12 Jan 2016 Chester Street East - Central City - storm water repairs
12 Jan 2016 Canterbury Street - Lyttelton - wastewater and storm water repairs