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All the stormwater from Christchurch City's roofs, roads, driveways, footpaths and carparks flows down gutters and drains into a series of underground pipes and open waterways, our stormwater network.

This water eventually flows into one of our City's rivers, the Avon River/Otakaro, Heathcote River/Opawaho, Halswell and Styx Rivers, the Estuary and Brooklands Lagoon and eventually out to sea.

Most stormwater doesn't get treated at any point on its way to the rivers, so whatever goes down the drain generally goes into the rivers.

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