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DrainWise

Working together to help fix drain problems

Reduce wastewater being discharged into our rivers and onto people's properties during rain events.

When water isn't draining right, it's not healthy for your family, your home or our rivers and beaches.

The DrainWise project is about working together with property owners to help fix problems with wastewater and stormwater drains.

Project status

Raising awareness and promoting the DrainWise project.
Oct 2016 - May 2017 - wastewater pipe renewals and improvements.
Sept 2016 - 2026 - focus on drainage solutions, private property investigations and implementing the DrainWise plan.  
Total budget: $22 million over 10 years
Progress - recent opening of the discharges has renewed interest in the DrainWise project. Wastewater pipeline renewals work is complete for this construction season. The new construction season will start in the spring/early summer 2017.

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What we're doing

We continue to fix and replace our pipes. The wastewater discharges reduction plan

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On your property

What you can do to stop rain water getting into the sewer system

Drainwise inspectors

What is inflow and infiltration

Inflow and infiltration refers to rain water and ground water that enters the sewer (wastewater) system. 

Flooding questionnaire

We want to know about any stormwater and wastewater flooding on your property, especially when we have heavy rain. 

Property Inspection FAQs

Some questions and answers about our property inspections for DrainWise. 

Why discharges happen Q&A

What causes the wastewater to overload in heavy rain and what we're doing to help reduce the problem.

Glossary of terms

A glossary of terms for stormwater and wastewater.

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