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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 Oct 2014 Richardson Terrace - Opawa - stormwater repair
20 Oct 2014 Kilmore Street - Central City - Roading renewal
20 Oct 2014 Walsall Street - Addington - storm water repairs
20 Oct 2014 Montreal Street - St Asaph Street - Antigua Street and streets that are nearby - Central city / Sydenham - small roading and foot path repairs
20 Oct 2014 Montreal Street and St Asaph Street intersection - Central city - Storm water pipe repair *Update*
16 Oct 2014 Keyes Road - New Brighton - patch kerb - road and footpath repairs
14 Oct 2014 Wrights Road - Addington - storm water repairs
13 Oct 2014 Wildberry and Hopkins Street - Opawa - roading renewal
13 Oct 2014 Ford Road - Opawa - roading renewal
13 Oct 2014 Putake Drive - Parklands - Road renewal
13 Oct 2014 Gloucester Street - Central City - storm water replacement
13 Oct 2014 Oxford Terrace - Tuam - Colombo - High and Montreal Streets - Central business District - Central city - Storm water repairs *Update*
13 Oct 2014 Olds Place - Woolston - kerb - channel - footpath and pavement repairs *Update*
13 Oct 2014 Aldwins Road - Linwood - Road renewal
9 Oct 2014 Madras Street - Central City - Patch repair to kerb and channel - roading renewal *Update*
8 Oct 2014 St Lukes Street - Woolston - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
6 Oct 2014 Phillips Street - Phillipstown - storm water replacement
6 Oct 2014 Peterborough Street - Central City - roading - Traffic *Update*
6 Oct 2014 Avondale Road - Niven Street - Breezes Road and Woolley Street - Avondale - storm water repairs *Update*
6 Oct 2014 Kilmore Street - Central City - Roading renewal - Traffic
1 Oct 2014 Glengyle Place - Linwood - road - kerb - channel and footpath *Update*
1 Oct 2014 New Brighton / North New Brighton - patch kerb - road and footpath repairs - Overview
29 Sep 2014 Locarno Street and Cholmondeley Avenue - Opawa - roading renewal
29 Sep 2014 Montreal Street - Central City - southern sector - Small repairs of the storm water pipes
25 Sep 2014 Walker Street - Central City - southern sector - Repair of kerb and channel - footpath and road
24 Sep 2014 Main Road - Redcliffs - storm water repairs
22 Sep 2014 Opawa Road - Opawa - roading renewal
22 Sep 2014 St Asaph Street - Central City - southern sector - Repair of kerb and channel - footpath
22 Sep 2014 Ferry Road (between Phillips Street and 163 Ferry Road) - Phillipstown - Kerb and channel and footpath repairs
22 Sep 2014 Estuary Road - South New Brighton - storm water repairs