Be rain ready! Stormwater Master Plan Study open house June 23, 2016

Thu, 02 Jun 2016

Thursday, June 23 from 6–8 p.m.
Town Hall, South Atrium
1225 Trafalgar Road

The town is working towards an improved understanding of it’s stormwater management systems, including condition and vulnerabilities.

Developing a Stormwater Master Plan

We are now developing a Stormwater Master Plan – Be Rain Ready that will build on the progress made to date and establish a long-term sustainable approach to managing our stormwater system to reduce flooding and erosion risks and improve water quality. This plan will provide the town and the public with a solid set of actions to move us towards a Rain Ready future.

We are currently completing Phase 2 of our plan which aims to assess the town’s existing stormwater management network and document its ability to respond to continued land use changes (e.g. infill development, land redevelopment) and climate change (e.g. increased rainfall frequency and intensity).

Our EA study will also identify stormwater management system vulnerabilities that may require improvements as well as the adoption of new/revised policies, bylaws, and/or standards to ensure that the town’s system continues to operate effectively for the protection of persons, property and the environment.

Drop in and share your thoughts.

Good planning involves the community. The town is interested in hearing from local residents, businesses, landowners and more on how we can all Be Rain Ready in Oakville.

Background

Our EA study will be completed in keeping with Section A.2.7 Master Plans, as defined in the Municipal Engineers Association “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment,” (October 2000 updated in 2007, 2011 & 2015), which will address Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA Process. A key component of this study will be consultation with the public including two open houses.

For more information visit the Stomwater Master Plan Study page.

Questions or comments, please contact

Kristina Parker, P. Eng., Water Resources Engineer
Town of Oakville, 905-845-6601, ext. 3889
kristina.parker@oakville.ca