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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 Sep 2014 Central City - storm water repair and replacement
3 Sep 2014 Puhara Avenue - Parklands - road renewal
1 Sep 2014 Manchester Street - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged storm water - road - kerb - channel and footpath
1 Sep 2014 South New Brighton - patch kerb and road repairs - Overview
29 Aug 2014 Fifield Terrace - Opawa - Repair of the earthquake damaged storm water - road - kerb - channel and footpath
27 Aug 2014 Tuam Street (at the intersection of Madras Street) - Central City - kerb/footpath repairs
27 Aug 2014 Main Road near Cave Terrace - Redcliffs - storm water repairs
27 Aug 2014 Finlay Place - Opawa - road renewal
25 Aug 2014 Manchester Street - Central city - Kerb and Channel repairs
25 Aug 2014 Ely Street - Central City - road renewal
25 Aug 2014 Opawa - road renewal *Update*
22 Aug 2014 Peterborough Street and Cambridge Terrace - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged road - kerb - channel and footpath
22 Aug 2014 Estuary Road - South New Brighton - storm water repairs
21 Aug 2014 Redcliffs - wastewater and storm water pipe lining
19 Aug 2014 Pauline Street - Linwood - storm water renewal work - Completion
18 Aug 2014 Barbadoes Street (between Lichfield Street and St Asaph Street) - Central City - kerb / footpath repairs
18 Aug 2014 Chadlington Street - Parklands - Repairing sections of the earthquake damaged storm water pipe and installation of a new storm water sump
18 Aug 2014 Ferry Road - Phillipstown - storm water replacement
18 Aug 2014 Bridge Street - South New Brighton - storm water pipe replacement
18 Aug 2014 Peterborough Street - Central City - Road reconstruction and storm water renewal
13 Aug 2014 Owles Terrace / Beresford Street - New Brighton - Night works
11 Aug 2014 Owles Terrace / Hardy Street - New Brighton - storm water replacement
11 Aug 2014 Golf Links Road - Shirley - storm water repairs
11 Aug 2014 Fitzgerald Avenue (between Tuam Street and Ferry Road) - Central City - kerb / footpath repairs and traffic islands
6 Aug 2014 Royal Park Drive and Betula Place - Parklands - Road repairs *Update*
6 Aug 2014 Tuam Street (between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street) - Central City - kerb / footpath repairs
5 Aug 2014 Mairehau Road and Putake Drive - Parklands - wastewater renewal and Road repairs *Update*
4 Aug 2014 Kotuku Crescent - Woolston - footpath and kerb and channel repairs
4 Aug 2014 Owles Terrace / Beresford Street - New Brighton - We will be installing a new water main - storm water main and wastewater pipe - During this time we will also be installing sheet piles in the river - Pump station installation will follow on from this
4 Aug 2014 Peterborough Street - Central City - Road reconstruction and storm water renewal *Update*