Stormwater Management Master Plan

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We’re updating the City's 2012 Stormwater Management Master Plan to ensure we manage stormwater (rain and snowmelt) to help protect Guelph’s water supply and the environment sustainably.

The master plan is a long-term plan that looks at how the City is currently managing stormwater and guides how we will continue to do so over the next 25 years. It will take into account government legislation, technological advances and infrastructure needs. It will address issues we face today like flood control, maintaining the quality of our local waterways (rivers, lakes and streams) and drinking water supply (groundwater) while protecting the environment and maintaining the local water balance.

Learn about stormwater and what it means to you

Check out our Stormwater Management Master Plan Multimedia Page to learn about Guelph's stormwater management system, the study we are doing to update the plan, and how our current system works!

We want to hear from you

How we manage stormwater affects you. It also affects our drinking water supply and our environment. Your feedback is an important part of updating the master plan. The City will look for your feedback throughout the master plan update, both in-person and online. Opportunities to have your say will be posted here and on our Twitter and Facebook channels.

To get project updates, you can join our mailing list by contacting the project leads listed below, or by registering on the project on this page.

The process

This study is being carried out according to the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2011, as amended), which is an approved Class of Environmental Assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act. An environmental assessment will document the results from this study and will be made available for public review. At that time, residents, Indigenous communities and other interested persons or groups will be informed of when and where the environmental assessment can be reviewed.

We’re updating the City's 2012 Stormwater Management Master Plan to ensure we manage stormwater (rain and snowmelt) to help protect Guelph’s water supply and the environment sustainably.

The master plan is a long-term plan that looks at how the City is currently managing stormwater and guides how we will continue to do so over the next 25 years. It will take into account government legislation, technological advances and infrastructure needs. It will address issues we face today like flood control, maintaining the quality of our local waterways (rivers, lakes and streams) and drinking water supply (groundwater) while protecting the environment and maintaining the local water balance.

Learn about stormwater and what it means to you

Check out our Stormwater Management Master Plan Multimedia Page to learn about Guelph's stormwater management system, the study we are doing to update the plan, and how our current system works!

We want to hear from you

How we manage stormwater affects you. It also affects our drinking water supply and our environment. Your feedback is an important part of updating the master plan. The City will look for your feedback throughout the master plan update, both in-person and online. Opportunities to have your say will be posted here and on our Twitter and Facebook channels.

To get project updates, you can join our mailing list by contacting the project leads listed below, or by registering on the project on this page.

The process

This study is being carried out according to the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2011, as amended), which is an approved Class of Environmental Assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act. An environmental assessment will document the results from this study and will be made available for public review. At that time, residents, Indigenous communities and other interested persons or groups will be informed of when and where the environmental assessment can be reviewed.

  • Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. This survey will help identify specific areas of concern in Guelph and help us to develop stormwater management solutions. The City of Guelph is looking for feedback on property retrofits that help manage stormwater, low-impact development and green infrastructure, as well as identifying existing areas that experience flooding. Please share your expertise with us!

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