Share input on Oakville’s Stormwater Master Plan – Be Rain Ready

Thu, 20 Jun 2019

Learn more at the June 25 open house

Town staff have made significant progress on Phase 2 of the Stormwater Master Plan Study and will be sharing the latest developments with the public at its open house on June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall.

A stormwater management plan will ensure that a range of measures are in place to minimize the risk of flooding and reduce pollution. It will also align with the town’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. While the town’s stormwater management practices have advanced over the last 30 years, a master plan is essential to assess what’s been done, what needs to be done and priorities for the future, to support the long-term vision for stormwater management.

“Examining our current systems, identifying flooding risks and developing mitigation strategies are key steps for effectively managing stormwater for a safe and clean community,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Citizen input helps inform Council and town staff when we develop policies to serve our residents and neighbourhoods. I encourage everyone to share input as we continue this work to develop a sustainable and efficient plan for the future.”

Staff together with the town’s consulting team will be sharing Phase 2 study updates including performance modelling (how well the town’s systems are working), overview of the system assessment process, flood management options and the preferred management plan for future mitigation.

Members of the public are encouraged to drop-in anytime at the open house to learn more about the study, ask questions, and share ideas and personal experience with the study team.

Once completed, the Stormwater Master Plan – Be Rain Ready, will have an action plan for immediate and long-term steps to enhance the town’s approach to stormwater management and climate change issues, while providing residents with tips on how to reduce the risk of flooding on their properties. The plan will be completed in three phases:

  • Phase 1 (completed in 2015): Assessed the condition of the existing stormwater system and collected background data
  • Phase 2 (now underway): Assessing the performance of the existing stormwater system to identify vulnerabilities and opportunities to decrease flood risk
  • Phase 3 (to begin fall 2019): Developing and assessing funding strategies to implement the plan

If you are coming to the open house and have any accessibility needs, please let us know by contacting Kristina Parker at 905-845-6601, ext. 3889 (TTY: 905-338-4200), email kristina.parker@oakville.ca or fill out our accessible online feedback form.