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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
15 Jun 2015 Marriner Street - Sumner - storm water repairs
2 Jun 2015 Spreydon and Somerfield - Water - stormwater and roading repairs - Overview
2 Jun 2015 Aotea Terrace - Huntsbury - storm water replacement
1 Jun 2015 Sumner / Scarborough - Storm water - fresh water and road repairs - Overview
1 Jun 2015 Linwood / Woolston - Phase 2 Infrastructure Repair - Overview
1 Jun 2015 Okeover Street and Matlock Street - Linwood - Repairing sections of earthquake damaged road surface - kerb - channel and footpath
1 Jun 2015 Averill Street and North Parade - Richmond - Footpath and kerb renewal
27 May 2015 Albert Terrace - Huntsbury - storm water replacement
27 May 2015 Emmett Street and Orion Street - Shirley - storm water sump repairs
26 May 2015 Central City - storm water repairs
25 May 2015 Lusk Place - Shirley - storm water main repairs
25 May 2015 Greenhaven Drive - Burwood - road repairs
25 May 2015 Sedgemoor Close - Burwood - storm water repair
20 May 2015 Manchester Street - Central City - storm water renewal - night works *Update*
18 May 2015 Palatine Terrace - Huntsbury - storm water pipe replacement
18 May 2015 Baladin Street - Avondale - storm water replacement and road repairs
15 May 2015 Linwood Avenue and Aldwins Road intersection - Linwood - storm water renewal
14 May 2015 Waimea Terrace (113) - Beckenham - storm water replacement
11 May 2015 Pages Road - Wainoni - footpath patch repairs *Update*
11 May 2015 Mackenzie Avenue - Opawa - storm water renewal *Update*
11 May 2015 Pages Road - Wainoni - kerb - channel and footpath - rescheduled *Update*
11 May 2015 Waimea Terrace - Beckenham - storm water replacement
11 May 2015 Aldwins Road - Linwood - storm water renewal
8 May 2015 Randolph Street and Edmond Street - Linwood - road renewal - Progress *Update*
6 May 2015 Waimea Terrace - Beckenham - storm water replacement
4 May 2015 Dunarnan Street - Avonside - storm water repair
4 May 2015 Hoon Hay / Hillmorton - wastewater - storm water - fresh water and roading repairs - overview
4 May 2015 Wildwood Avenue - Avonside - storm water repair
4 May 2015 Golf Links and Marshland Roads - Shirley - storm water and roading - Night work
4 May 2015 Burwood - storm water and road repairs - Overview