Please keep your swales clear of snow and ice!

March 14, 2017

Now that the weather is warming up and snow is melting, make sure to clean your swales from snow and ice!  Help prevent flooding in your neighbourhood by doing your part!

Grass or concrete swales commonly run along the back or side of residential properties. These swales are in place to help facilitate proper storm drainage. They help prevent flooding and damage to your property and your neighbour. As per Storm Drainage Bylaw 18-13, property owners are responsible for keeping swales located on their property clear of all debris. Please remove any snow and ice that has accumulated within swales to help facilitate snow melting and associated runoff. 

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