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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
3 Aug 2015 Estuary Road - Southshore - storm water replacement
3 Aug 2015 Thorrington and Woodbridge Road - Cashmere - wastewater repairs
3 Aug 2015 Rowcliffe Crescent - Linwood - storm water *Update*
31 Jul 2015 Quinns Road - Shirley - storm water repairs
31 Jul 2015 Opawa Road - Waltham - storm water repair *Update*
30 Jul 2015 Manning Place and Dampier Street - Woolston - sections of wastewater and storm water renewal *Update*
30 Jul 2015 Oban Place - Woolston - water supply pipe installation - Delay
30 Jul 2015 Stacey Place - Woolston - water pipe installation - Delay
27 Jul 2015 Barrington Street - Spreydon and Somerfield - Footpath - kerb and channel - and road repairs *Update*
27 Jul 2015 Manning Place - Woolston - sections of wastewater and storm water renewal
24 Jul 2015 Opawa Road - Waltham - storm water repair
24 Jul 2015 Esplanade and Stoke Street - Sumner - storm water repairs
23 Jul 2015 Leaver Terrace - North New Brighton - storm water repairs
23 Jul 2015 Ensors Road - Waltham / Woolston - storm water renewal
22 Jul 2015 Heberden Avenue / Scarborough Road - Scarborough - storm water repair *Update*
22 Jul 2015 New Brighton Road - Burwood - storm water repairs *Update*
21 Jul 2015 Estuary Road - Southshore - storm water replacement
21 Jul 2015 Joy Street - Shirley - storm water repairs
20 Jul 2015 Wakefield Avenue - Sumner - storm water repairs
20 Jul 2015 Lincoln Road - Spreydon - Wastewater and Storm Water repairs
20 Jul 2015 Marlow Road and Doreen Street - Aranui - kerb - channel - footpath and road repairs
20 Jul 2015 New Brighton Road - Burwood - storm water repairs
17 Jul 2015 Montreal Street - Sydenham - storm water repairs
17 Jul 2015 Rockinghorse Road - Southshore - kerb repairs *Update*
17 Jul 2015 Estuary Road - Southshore - new outfall connection
15 Jul 2015 Heberden Avenue / Scarborough Road - Scarborough - storm water repair
14 Jul 2015 Esplanade - Sumner - storm water repairs
14 Jul 2015 Orrick Crescent - Thorness Street - Binstead Place - Cowper Place - Avondale - patch kerb - road and footpath repairs
13 Jul 2015 Mairehau Road - Burwood - storm water repairs *Update*
13 Jul 2015 Shaw Avenue - New Brighton - footpath closure