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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
19 Jan 2016 Church Lane - Merivale - storm water repair - Completion
19 Jan 2016 Lamorna Road - Parklands - road renewal
19 Jan 2016 Merivale Lane - Merivale - storm water repair - Completion
19 Jan 2016 Sandown Crescent - Aranui - roading repair - Traffic *Update*
18 Jan 2016 Merivale Lane - Merivale - storm water renewal
18 Jan 2016 Beach Road - North New Brighton - storm water and partial road rebuild
14 Jan 2016 St Davids Street - Lyttelton - storm water repairs
14 Jan 2016 Kinsey Terrace - Clifton - storm water pipe installation *Update*
13 Jan 2016 Oban Place - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath storm water and road repairs *Update*
13 Jan 2016 Stacey Place - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath storm water and road repairs *Update*
12 Jan 2016 Canterbury Street - Lyttelton - wastewater and storm water repairs
12 Jan 2016 Willryan Avenue - Sandy Avenue - Wattle Drive - New Brighton - road repairs *Update*
12 Jan 2016 Ripon Street - Lyttelton - wastewater and storm water segment repair
12 Jan 2016 Chester Street East - Central City - storm water repairs
11 Jan 2016 Church Lane - Merivale - wastewater renewal
11 Jan 2016 Shetland Street - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath - storm water and road repairs
11 Jan 2016 Kinsey Terrace - Clifton - storm water pipe installation
11 Jan 2016 Queenspark Drive - Parklands - road renewal
11 Jan 2016 Endeavour Street - North New Brighton - partial road rebuild *Update*
11 Jan 2016 Reserve Close - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath - storm water and road repairs
11 Jan 2016 Queenspark Drive - Parklands - road renewal
11 Jan 2016 Inverell Place - North New Brighton - partial road rebuild
11 Jan 2016 Claymore Street - Woolston - kerb and channel - footpath - storm water and road repairs
11 Jan 2016 Thorrington Road - Cashmere - road reconstruction
11 Jan 2016 Wimborne Crescent - Aranui - road repair *Update* 1
11 Jan 2016 Queenspark Drive - Parklands - road renewal
8 Jan 2016 Sandown Crescent - Aranui - storm water and roading repair *Update* 3
7 Jan 2016 Ferry Road - Woolston - storm water repairs *Update*
7 Jan 2016 Colombo Street - Cashmere - storm water repairs
6 Jan 2016 Baker Street - New Brighton - storm water network repairs