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We’re updating the 2012 Stormwater Management Master Plan to ensure stormwater (rainwater) is sustainably managed in a way that helps protect Guelph’s water supply and environment.
The master plan looks at how the City is currently managing stormwater and guides how we will continue to do so now until 2051. It will take into account:
- Government legislation.
- Technological advances and infrastructure needs.
- Address issues we face today like flood control, maintaining the quality of our local waterways (rivers, lakes and streams) and drinking water supply (groundwater), and the overall environment.
August 17, 2023
How you can have your say
Your feedback is an important part of the master planning process. How we manage stormwater impacts you and our local waterways.
- Visit our Have Your Say page to review documents and ask questions to the project team.
- Stay up to date and let us know what you think. You can read about our progress and find opportunities to have your say by bookmarking this page
- Join our mailing list. Send us your name and let us know how you’d like to be contacted (e.g. email or post mail) and we’ll keep you informed.
- Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook #MasterPlanning
The Master Plan will be carried out according to the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2015, as amended), which is an approved Class of Environmental Assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act. Results from this Master Plan will be documented in an environmental assessment that will be made available for public review. At that time, residents, businesses, Indigenous communities and other interested persons or groups will be informed of when and where the environmental assessment can be reviewed.
Stormwater in Guelph
Public Open House #1 notices
- Notice of Public Open House #1
- Notice of Public Open House #1: City News, Guelph Mercury Tribune, October 29, 2020
Public Open House #2 notices
- City News, Guelph Mercury Tribune, November 24, 2022
- City News, Guelph Mercury Tribune, December 1, 2022
- City News, Guelph Mercury Tribune, December 8, 2022
- City News, Guelph Mercury Tribune, December 15, 2022
Resources and documents
- Stormwater Management Master Plan project file
- Appendix A: Policy Review
- Appendix B: Stormwater management facilities, oil/grit separator and catchments
- Appendix C: Subwatershed Health Analysis
- Appendix D: Preliminary Recommendations for existing stormwater facilities and oil/grit separator units
- Appendix E: Infiltration Policy Recommendations
- Appendix F – Stormwater Design Criteria and Targets
- Appendix G: Low Impact Development Implementation Strategy
- Appendix H: Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Inspection
- Appendix I.1: New End-of-Pipe Stormwater Management Facility Opportunities Part 1
- Appendix I.2 – New End-of-Pipe Stormwater Management Facility Opportunities Part 2
- Appendix J: Rainfall and intensity-duration-frequency curve analysis
- Appendix K.1: Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis
- Appendix K.2: Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis – Appendix C, Part 1
- Appendix K.3: Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis – Appendix C, Part 2
- Appendix L: Storm Sewers Under Private Property
- Appendix M: Erosion Assessment Field Investigations
- Appendix N: Geomorphic System Assessment – Field investigations
- Appendix O: Identification of Restoration Alternatives and Conceptual Design
- Appendix Q: Identification of Preferred New End-of-Pipe alternatives and conceptual design
- Appendix R: Annual Stormwater Monitoring Plan
- Appendix S: Innovation Strategy
- Appendix T: Record of Public Consultation
- Appendix U: Record of Indigenous Consultation
Technical Documents can be reviewed on the Have Your Say page in the “Documents” section, where questions can be posted and answered.
For more information
To provide your comments, request additional information, be added to the project mailing list, or if you require this notice to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:
Colleen Gammie, Infrastructure Planning Engineer
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2282
Chris Denich, Project Manager
Aquafor Beech Ltd.