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We continue to explore ways to both reduce the risk of overland flooding to residents, businesses and properties, and also to upgrade aging drainage infrastructure in a responsible way.

Residents can provide feedback informing the flood mitigation strategy's approach by participating in public engagement opportunities through 2018. 

Stakeholder engagement for the first two phases occurred from January to
May of 2017. You can learn more about what we heard in the following reports:

Where can community groups reach out to find more information/request a facilitated session/other?

Groups wanting more information can call 311 or email

Your feedback matters

​Over 160 residential communities in Edmonton have been identified at risk for varying levels of overland flooding. Upgrades to the drainage system to mitigate flooding may have several impacts to Edmontonians including:

  • Potential rate increases on utility bills

  • Ongoing neighbourhood construction

  • Changes in neighbourhood amenities (such as parkland and sports fields) to accommodate infrastructure upgrades like dry ponds

We need residents’ feedback throughout this project to find out preferences for:

  • How quickly to make upgrades to existing infrastructure

  • How much of a rate increase to utility bills is acceptable

  • How much flood protection we should have in our city (should we protect against flooding during every possible storm scenario? Or just the really severe ones?)

  • How to design solutions that balance communities’ needs with the need for upgrades to drainage infrastructure