In 2013, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to develop a new Stormwater Management Master Plan in accordance with the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, with an aim to be done in 2015.
The plan is behind schedule, but now a final draft is being reviewed for approval. In order to comply with the regulations, several of the town’s 11 stormwater, including wetlands, to channels, wet or dry ponds, will need need to be maintained to remove built up sediments and deal with overgrown vegetation. The estimated cost of the work is $400,000, to be considered in the 2017 budget.
The Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan will enable to municipality to do long-range economic planning based on its existing assets and future needs.
To read more about the importance and costs associated with stormwater management and maintence, see WC’s feature article by Tim Van Seters.