1. Next generation of stormwater incentives
Stormwater user fees have provided many Canadian municipalities with stable, dedicated funding for critical stormwater services, while stormwater credit programs can lower stormwater charges and potentially incentivize private properties owners to implement stormwater best management practices (BMP). However, in the quest to achieve widespread BMP uptake, municipalities are increasingly looking beyond a standard credit program to a more nuanced and diverse approach to incentivizing stormwater management efforts. Read the full story here.
2. Alberta issues new guidelines for dealing with stormwater and wastewater
The Government of Alberta has issued new guidelines for municipalities, developers, irrigators, and other parties dealing with stormwater and wastewater on their projects and properties. Read the full story here.
3. Creating green streets
We need to think differently about roadways. Linear roadway and street corridors are often constrained in approaches to providing traditional stormwater management measures. Yet these corridors can make up about 40 per cent of the urban area of a large city and contribute most of the dry weather pollutants that impact our lakes and rivers. Read the full story here.
4. Saskatoon and USask study rubber tire-derived chemicals in stormwater
The City of Saskatoon and University of Saskatchewan (USask) collaborated on a study to see if chemicals that leach from rubber tires are entering the stormwater system. Water that enters storm drains, through snowmelt or rain runoff, flows into the South Saskatchewan River. Read the full story here.
5. Woolwich, Ontario receives funding for rehabilitating stormwater infrastructure
Joint funding has been announced for the rehabilitation of the Weigel Stormwater Management Drain in Woolwich, Ontario. Read the full story here.
Header Image: Stormwater best management practices, like pervious asphalt, can be used on private properties that require paved surfaces. Image Credit: Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program.