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The District was hit by a significant rainfall event on the 31 May and 1 June 2019, with a very intense cloud burst occurring in coastal areas. This resulted in flooding of a number of buildings in Kaiapoi and Woodend.
The information below provides an update on drainage investigations underway as a result of this recent June 2019 event as well as an update on the drainage works that were programmed following the February 2018 event.
Both the June 2019 storm event and the February 2018 storm event highlighted areas where drainage is problematic or where there are localised issues. Council has received over 100 service requests related to the recent June 2019 storm event. Our Drainage team is working hard to respond to and address all of the issues raised.
If you experienced any flooding of any concern as a result of this recent event, please log a service request.
Numerous drainage investigations are underway to address issues highlighted by the storm event we have experienced in June 2019. This investigation work may include undertaking CCTV inspections to confirm the condition of pipework, visual inspection of drains to check for blockages, hydraulic assessments to confirm the capacity of the system and the reporting on maintenance and/or upgrading works required.
The key areas being investigated by the Drainage team are:
In addition to the Council's Roading team are undertaking a number of investigations and physical works in numerous rural locations to address localised issues.
We are also continuing with our investigations and remedial works in the Waikuku Beach area and The Pines Beach / Kairaki area following the February 2018 event – refer below for more detail.
We also have a number of drainage upgrade projects that are underway this financial year as set out in the table below.
The Drainage team has been working with the Roading team to address a number of the maintenance issues identified in the Waikuku Beach area.
Taranaki Stream and Floodgate
Environment Canterbury River Engineers have cleaned out the Taranaki Stream downstream of the flood gate, which has dropped the upstream water levels by approximately 300mm. The flood gate itself has been inspected by the Environment Canterbury River Engineers and is operating satisfactory, but requires the seals to be replaced. These been manufactured and will be installed by September 2019.
Private Drainage Issues
Council staff have also been working with a number of residents with drainage issues affecting their properties. Improvement works have been undertaken in Waikuku Beach Road and Park Avenue to improve the drainage in the street and advice provided to the landowners regarding works they can undertake on their property.
Other Drainage Issues
Council drainage staff are aware of a number of ongoing drainage issues and are working with Waikuku Beach residents to identify the problem and find solutions.
The WDC Drainage and Roading Teams have been working to address a number of the maintenance issues and deficiencies identified in The Pines Beach / Kairaki area. Some of the work is still ongoing and will be addressed when investigations identify suitable solutions.
Kairaki Creek Outlets
Construction works have commenced at the outlets from Dunns Ave to Kairaki Creek. These are due to be complete by the end of June. The works completed to date functioned well in the rain event over the weekend of the 1 June 2019.
Pines Oval Playground
A solution to reduce flooding at the playground has been finalised and ready to construct. Construction is unlikely to take place until October when ground conditions are better. Temporary measures are in place (soakage pit installed).
If you would like to know more about any of the above drainage works, please contact the Councils drainage team on 0800 965 468.