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What is Stormwater Management and why do we have to pay for it?


Stormwater management (SWM) is the application of infrastructure and naturally designed systems to reduce and control the impacts of runoff from rainfall, snowmelt and human activities (development).




Types of Infrastructure Services Explained


Water/Wastewater

Property owner charged a rate based on consumption/treatment

Stormwater

Property owner charged a rate based on the contribution to the whole system





Richmond Hill owns/operates an extensive SWM asset inventory that forms part of the system:

  • 540+ km of storm sewers

  • 18,000+ catch basins

  • 95+ storm ponds

  • 115+ sedimentation and filtration manufactured treatment devices

  • 1,100+ culverts/ road crossings

  • 150+ km of streams

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