Mississauga residents to study storm water in upcoming session

March 25, 2017 by  

The GTA, including Mississauga, contains an extensive system of storm drains, streams, conservation lands and other measures to help it deal with excess rainwater, and the public is invited to visit an information booth that will be set up to provide them with more information about this safety network.

According to the city of Mississauga, it contains more than 200 of streams and 40,000 storm drains to help it direct excess rainwater away from the city and lower the risk of flooding. It explained that in an urban area where the ground has a lot of pavement and other hard services, water from rain and melting snow often can’t be absorbed into the ground, and this system routes it into Lake Ontario.

In an effort to educate the public about this drainage network, and also to further explain the community’s recently added storm water charge, an information booth will be set up in the Huron Park Community Centre on Wednesday, April 12 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. A printer can supply the organizers of an informational event such as this with an assortment of branded promotional products that can be handed out to anyone who stops by.

Everyone is welcome to visit the booth to ask questions and voice any concerns they may have about storm water. Additional information can be obtained by emailing Shaunna Xiao at ShaunnaXiao.Zhang@mississauga.ca.