Standing water/storm-water earthquake damage

Reported in the Other category by Michael Campbell at 12:40, Fri 3 April 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 3 min later.

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It seems the earthquakes caused our end of the street to slump. In the 4 years since there has been standing water in the street around our driveway for all but 4 or 5 days. If we try to push the water to the drain it generally just flows back to our end. I believe the street is not connected to the city stormwater system, just to a soak pit under the road. This is also constantly full as the water level is generally about 5cm below the level of the grate. I understand the council is busy with post-quake repairs but this is becoming a public health issue with mosquitoes breeding in the standing water. I suspect the only way to fix this may be to connect the street to a proper storm water system, or to re-level the entire street to get the fall required to have the water flow towards the (overwhelmed) soak pit. When does council plan to do anything about this, other than the periodic ineffectual (not their fault - it's the state of the road) road sweeper? The picture attached shows the water level after I have swept the gutter as clear as I could - I wanted to show the damage the standing water is doing to the road surface.

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