CITY OF MISSISSAUGA – NOTICE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:
Southdown District Stormwater Servicing and Environmental Management Plan
The City of Mississauga is developing a stormwater servicing and environmental management plan that will protect, maintain and enhance the existing streams, groundwater, and natural environmental resources of the Southdown study area as future urban development and re-development takes place.
The study is being conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process, following a Master Plan approach.
The stormwater drainage system in the Southdown area was last investigated in 2000 as part of the “Southdown Master Drainage Plan”. Since that time, stormwater management criteria and standard practices have evolved, and there have been considerable changes to the local, regional and provincial policies.
For that reason, the City is conducting a new study to establish updated stormwater management requirements to minimize flooding, erosion, water quality degradation and water balance impacts from urban development, and to identify stream restoration opportunities within the existing drainage system.
The study will complete the following:
- Inventor and characterize the stormwater drainage system within the study area, including the existing creeks, storm sewers, bridges, and culverts;
- Identify drainage deficiencies and provide direction on future infrastructure needs to meet City of Mississauga standards under the current and future conditions;
- Identify stormwater management facility requirements and associated targets/criteria to treat stormwater runoff from future urban development areas;
- Provide recommendations with respect to stormwater management, ecological restoration/enhancement opportunities within the study area watersheds;
Through the Municipal Class EA process, multiple alternative solutions have been developed and evaluated by the Study Team and will be refined through public and agency consultation (see below). The Study Team will then finalize the Recommended Plan for the study area based on the pref erred alternative(s) as determined though these evaluations and consultations. At the end of the study, a Project File, documenting the study process will be available for public review.
Consultation is an important part of the EA process. We want to ensure that anyone with an interest in the study has the opportunity to provide input.
The first of two Public Information Centres (PICs) was held in June 2019 to review the study background, existing environmental conditions, and problems and opportunities within the study area.
A second PIC has been arranged via an online public engagement session to allow local residents, landowners and interested members of the public an opportunity to review and comment on the alternative stormwater management and stream restoration solutions being considered. Input gathered through the public engagement will be incorporated into the evaluation of the alterative(s) before finalizing the Recommended Plan. Project information is available to the public on the City’s project website below and will be open for comments until October 31st 2021:
If you have any questions or comments regarding the study, require additional information, or wish to be added or removed from the study mailing list, please contact:
Greg Frew , P.Eng.
City of Mississauga
201 City Centre Dr., Suite 800
Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4 (905) 615-3200, ext. 3362
Steve Hollingworth, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
The Municipal Infrastructure Group 8800 Dufferin St., Suite 200
Vaughan, ON L4K 0C5
(905) 738-5700, ext. 359
For more information please click here or visit the City's website.