There were 269 and 237 homes flooded during the 2004 rainstorms in Elmwood and Lynnwood respectively. Drainage Services investigated and set up improvement plans for both neighbourhoods.
Details of the summaries, projects, and presentations provide the progress of the improvements.
November 2006 - Large diameter storm sewer pipe proposal
November 2006 - Improvements with Inlet/Outlet Control
July 2006 - Describes the causes and the implementation plan for flood prevention
Elmwood and Lynnwood
November 2005 - Recommended improvements including adding two dry ponds
Dry Ponds Handout
April 2005 - Describes options to be adopted to improve flood prevention
For homeowners who have experienced basement flooding or whose dwellings were built before 1989, Drainage Planning and Engineering has a subsidy program to assist homeowners financially to install a backwater valve. For more information, refer to the Backwater Valve Subsidy Program.