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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 Mar 2016 Hawkhurst Road - Lyttelton - storm water replacement
14 Mar 2016 Breezes Road - Aranui - storm water - road - kerb and channel repairs - Traffic *Update*
14 Mar 2016 Jollie Street - Linwood - wastewater and storm water repair *Update*
14 Mar 2016 Petrie Street - Richmond - road rebuild and narrowing
14 Mar 2016 St Albans / Mairehau - storm water and road repairs - Overview
14 Mar 2016 Spencer Street / Grove Road / Church Square - Addington - wastewater repairs *Update*
13 Mar 2016 Anzac Drive (SH 74) - Aranui - storm water repairs
11 Mar 2016 Hardy Street - New Brighton - wastewater - storm water and road repairs *Update*
11 Mar 2016 Corhampton Street and Netley Place - Aranui - storm water and partial road renewal - Progress *Update*
10 Mar 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - partial road rebuild - Traffic *Update*
10 Mar 2016 Dudley Street - Richmond - storm water renewal
10 Mar 2016 Hills Road - Edgeware - storm water sump installation - Night work
10 Mar 2016 Shirley Road - Shirley - culvert repair *Update* 3
9 Mar 2016 Breezes Road - Aranui - storm water - road - kerb and channel repairs
9 Mar 2016 Hills Road - Edgeware - storm water main relay - Night work *Update*
9 Mar 2016 Guernsey Street and Carteret Place - Aranui - storm water - road repairs - kerb and channel repairs *Update*
7 Mar 2016 Rue de la Mare - Parklands - storm water and road renewal
7 Mar 2016 Mount Pleasant / Redcliffs - Roading - storm water - water supply and wastewater repairs - Overview
4 Mar 2016 Glenroy Street - Woolston - footpath - road - kerb and channel repairs
4 Mar 2016 Stacey Place - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath storm water and road repairs - Completion
3 Mar 2016 Hills Road - Edgeware - storm water - road - footpath - kerb and channel repair work *Update*
2 Mar 2016 Sandown Crescent - Aranui - roading repair - Progress *Update*
2 Mar 2016 Fitzgerald Avenue (between Kilmore Street and Chester Street East) - Central city - footpath - kerb and channel repairs
1 Mar 2016 Breezes Road - Aranui - kerb - channel and footpath repairs
1 Mar 2016 Wainoni Road - Avondale - vacuum wastewater mainline installation and sections of road renewal
29 Feb 2016 Dunoon Place - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath - storm water and road repairs
29 Feb 2016 St Heliers - Aranui - kerb and channel and footpath repairs
29 Feb 2016 Beachville Road - Redcliffs - Road repairs and general *Update*
29 Feb 2016 Linwood - Roading repairs
25 Feb 2016 Aldershot Street and Ben Rarere Avenue - Aranui - road repair *Update*