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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
28 Jul 2014 Pauline Street - Linwood - Repair of the earthquake damaged storm water main
28 Jul 2014 Alexandra Street - Lower Richmond - storm water repair
28 Jul 2014 Te Awakura Terrace and Main Road - Mt Pleasant - storm water repairs *Update*
25 Jul 2014 Tedder Avenue - New Brighton - kerb and channel renewal *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Kilmore Street - Central City - Roading and storm water renewal *Update*
24 Jul 2014 Kilmore Street - Central City - Road reconstruction and storm water renewal *Update*
23 Jul 2014 Hardy Street - New Brighton - storm water replacement
23 Jul 2014 Ferry Road - Moorhouse Avenue and Lancaster Street - Phillipstown - Wastewater - storm water and road repairs *Update*
18 Jul 2014 Shirley Road - Shirley - Roading reconstruction *Update*
17 Jul 2014 Settlers Crescent - Ferrymead - wastewater and storm water infrastructure and road and footpath and kerb and channel repairs - Completion
14 Jul 2014 Peterborough Street - Central City - Road reconstruction and storm water renewal
14 Jul 2014 Winchcombe Street - Central City south - Repair of damaged fresh water system and roading
14 Jul 2014 Blake Street - New Brighton - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
14 Jul 2014 Bamford Street - Woolston - Manhole lowering and road repairs
14 Jul 2014 Kilmore Street - Central City - Road reconstruction and storm water renewal *Update*
11 Jul 2014 Kibblewhite Street - South New Brighton - road repairs
9 Jul 2014 Humphreys Drive and Ferry Road (between Humphreys Drive and Charlesworth Street) - Ferrymead - road and kerb and channel and footpath *Update*
7 Jul 2014 Whittington Avenue - Opawa - Repairing sections of the earthquake damaged road surface - kerb - channel and footpath
7 Jul 2014 Admirals Way - New Brighton - storm water replacement
4 Jul 2014 Park Terrace - between Armagh Street and Salisbury Street - Central city - Roading and stormwater renewal *Update*
2 Jul 2014 Alexandra Street - Richmond - Road closure *Update*
2 Jul 2014 Medway Street and Flesher Avenue - Richmond - road closure
1 Jul 2014 Central City South - East of Colombo Street - earthquake repairs to wastewater - storm water - water and roads *Update*
1 Jul 2014 Central City South - West of Colombo Street - earthquake repairs to wastewater - storm water - water and roads *Update*
30 Jun 2014 Wainoni Road - Wainoni - road and kerb repairs *Update*
30 Jun 2014 Hardy Street / Owles Terrace - New Brighton - well points *Update*
30 Jun 2014 Bowhill Road - New Brighton - kerb and channel renewal
30 Jun 2014 Owles Terrace / Hardy Street - New Brighton - Changing the alignment of a wastewater pipe to allow for a storm water outfall to be installed
30 Jun 2014 Mollymawk Place - Woolston / Ferrymead - footpath and kerb and channel repairs
30 Jun 2014 Barclay Place - Shirley - road repairs *Update*