Stormwater Master Plan

Planning ahead so that Oakville is always rain ready!

For fifty years, the town has had a stormwater system in place—and we’ve made a lot of progress! To build on this progress and ensure a long-term vision for stormwater management, we are developing a Stormwater Master Plan called Be rain ready.

This plan is especially essential because there has been an increase in extreme rain in Southwestern Ontario. To protect residents from flooding while also preserving our natural environment, the master plan will help guide us towards a rain ready Oakville:

  • The town will have immediate and long-term action steps to continually enhance our approach to stormwater management and address climate change issues.
  • Oakville residents will have important tips for how to reduce the risk of flooding on their property.

For details on the town’s stormwater management visit our Stormwater Management page.

This project will be rolled out in three phases

  1. Phase 1 (completed in 2015): Assessed the condition of the existing stormwater system and collected background data
  2. Phase 2 (complete): Assessing the performance of the existing stormwater system to identify opportunities to decrease flood risk
  3. Phase 3 (Winter 2020): Developing and assessing funding strategies to implement the plan

Project file public review period extended to January 6, 2020

The project file has been predpared to document the planning and decision-making process for this study. The project file will be on the public record with the deadline for comments being extended to January 6, 2020. Please review the project file:

Comments may be submitted to the project contact.

Project contact

Kristina Parker, P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
Development Engineering
905-845-6601, ext. 3889