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The past 12 months have been relatively wet with about 60% more rainfall than the district typically experiences – water levels up around 1,000mm have occurred when we typically get about 650mm.
Groundwater levels have been high across the district and the undercurrents have been flowing in the Mandeville area since July 2017. We have experienced two notable rainfall events in July 2017 and February 2018 which caused localised flooding.
The wet conditions have highlighted areas where drainage is problematic or where there are localised issues. In particular our coastal area has experienced extended periods of surface flooding following rainfall events. Typically Council receives around 500 drainage related service requests per year, while we received over 1,400 for the period July 2017 through to June 2018. Our Drainage team has been working hard to respond to and address all of the issues raised.
Flooding in Pervical Street near the South Belt intersection, Rangiora, February 2018.
Numerous drainage investigations have either been completed or are underway to address issues highlighted by the wet weather we have experienced. 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 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 also have a number of drainage upgrade projects that are underway this financial year as set out in the table below.
In the Waikuku Beach area, nine locations have been identified that need to be investigated:
The drains and culverts in the Kings Avenue / Allin Drive are have been cleared out and the Park Terrace drain has been cleaned to improve the drainage from the western end of Broadway Avenue and Kiwi Avenue. Works have been programmed to clean the culverts in Swindells Road. Other issues will be progressed over the coming months. The Council is also working with Environment Canterbury to improve the operation of the flood gate on the Taranaki Stream – works are planned to be undertaken on the channel downstream of the flood gate following the whitebait season.
In The Pines Beach and Kairaki area, 12 locations have been identified that need to be investigated:
Survey work has been undertaken and pipes in Chichester Street and Dunns Avenue have been cleaned out and CCTV inspected. The pipes and drains at the old motel on Beach Road have been cleaned out. Initial works along Batten Grove and Chichester Street have been completed which has improved drainage in this area. Investigation is currently underway into options to address the flooding in the vicinity of the playground Pines Oval Playground.
Initial work along Batten Grove and Chichester street is completed.
If you would like to know more about any of the above drainage works, please contact the Councils drainage team on 0800 965 468.