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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
26 Aug 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Sydenham - storm water repairs
24 Aug 2016 New Brighton Road - New Brighton - road - footpath and kerb repairs *Update*
24 Aug 2016 Linkwater Way - Parklands - road renewal - Traffic *Update*
24 Aug 2016 Forfar Street / Warrington Street / Madras Street - St Albans - storm water repairs to the roundabout
19 Aug 2016 Fitzgerald Avenue Twin Bridges - Richmond / Linwood / Central city - Bridge and roading repairs
19 Aug 2016 Pages Road - Aranui / Bexley - kerb and channel and footpath repair *Update*
18 Aug 2016 Shortland Street - Aranui - road - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
17 Aug 2016 Hargood Street - Woolston - footpath - kerb and channel and storm water repairs
16 Aug 2016 Mt Pleasant Road - Mt Pleasant - Storm water relay and road closure
16 Aug 2016 Portsmouth Street - Aranui - road repair
15 Aug 2016 Farnborough Street - Aranui - road repair
15 Aug 2016 Cuthberts Road - Aranui - kerb and channel and vehicle crossing repairs *Update*
15 Aug 2016 Pages Road - Aranui / Bexley - kerb and channel and footpath repair
8 Aug 2016 Glenstrae Road - Redcliffs - Storm water pipe relay
6 Aug 2016 Hurley Street - Christchurch Central - kerb / channel / storm water / road surface - weekend work *Update*
5 Aug 2016 Shortland Street - Tomrich Street and Rowses Road - Aranui - storm water - kerb - channel - footpath and road repairs *Update*
3 Aug 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - storm water / kerb and channel *Update*
1 Aug 2016 St Heliers Crescent - Aranui - roading and kerb and channel repairs
1 Aug 2016 Bridle Path Road - Ferrymead - Roading repairs
1 Aug 2016 Randwick Street - North New Brighton - Footpath - kerb and channel repairs
1 Aug 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - Storm water - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
1 Aug 2016 Cuthberts Road and Breezes Road - Aranui - roading repairs *Update*
1 Aug 2016 Beachville Road - Redcliffs - Roading repairs
26 Jul 2016 Breezes Road (north of Pages Road) - Aranui - road renewal - Traffic *Update*
26 Jul 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - road repair *Update*
25 Jul 2016 Glendevere Terrace - Redcliffs - Roading repairs
25 Jul 2016 Breezes Road - Aranui - roading - stop/go traffic management - Traffic *Update*
25 Jul 2016 Bower Avenue - Parklands - Storm water - kerb and channel repairs
25 Jul 2016 Martindales Road - Heathcote Valley - Roading repairs
25 Jul 2016 Doreen Street - closed at Breezes Road - Aranui - kerb and channel - Traffic *Update*