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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
11 Apr 2016 Portman Street - Woolston - footpath - road - kerb and channel repairs
11 Apr 2016 London Street - Lyttelton - RAMM repairs
8 Apr 2016 Rowses Road - Tomrich Street and Shortland Street - Aranui - storm water - road repairs - kerb and channel repairs
5 Apr 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair
4 Apr 2016 Kinsey Terrace - Clifton - storm water repairs *Update*
4 Apr 2016 Landsdowne Terrace - Cashmere - Road Closure - Traffic *Update*
4 Apr 2016 Marlow Road - Aranui - storm water and partial road repair - Delayed
4 Apr 2016 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road - St Albans - CCTV investigations of the storm water mainline
31 Mar 2016 Aldershot Street and Ben Rarere Avenue - Aranui - road repair *Update* 2
31 Mar 2016 North Parade - Richmond - storm water renewal - Night work *Update*
30 Mar 2016 New Brighton Road - New Brighton - wastewater - storm water and road repairs
29 Mar 2016 Vivian Street - Burwood - storm water pipe installation and kerb repairs *Update*
29 Mar 2016 Fitzgerald Avenue (between Kilmore Street and Chester Street East) - Central city - footpath - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
29 Mar 2016 Simeon Quay - Lyttelton - storm water pipe replacement
29 Mar 2016 Hills Road - Edgeware - storm water channel renewal - Night work
29 Mar 2016 Donnington Street - Parklands South - Traffic management *Update*
29 Mar 2016 Portchester Street - Aranui - road repair
28 Mar 2016 Heathcote - Roading - storm water - wastewater and minor structural repairs - Overview
21 Mar 2016 Landsdowne Terrace - Cashmere - storm water - wastewater and roading repairs - Start
21 Mar 2016 Slater Street - Richmond - storm water renewal
21 Mar 2016 Edward Avenue - Edgeware - stormwater repairs
21 Mar 2016 Donnington Street - Parklands South - Storm water - kerb and channel repairs
21 Mar 2016 Lamorna Road - Parklands - Tree removal
21 Mar 2016 Tidal View / Humphreys Drive / Settlers Crescent / Charlesworth Street - Ferrymead / Woolston - storm water repairs
21 Mar 2016 Jollie Street - Linwood - storm water repair - Delayed
20 Mar 2016 Hills Road - Edgeware - storm water main renewal - Night work *Update*
19 Mar 2016 Moorhouse Avenue - Sydenham - storm water repairs
17 Mar 2016 Warden Street - Richmond - partial road rebuild - Traffic *Update*
17 Mar 2016 Simeon Quay - Lyttelton - storm water pipe replacement
15 Mar 2016 Aldershot Street - Aranui - Kerb and channel - Vehicle Access Restriction - Friendly reminder