OPEN HOUSE: Upcoming flood prevention work in Stittsville South

(via City of Ottawa)

Following the July 2009 flooding event in Stittsville, flood control measures were evaluated and a mitigation plan was recommended. The current phase of the plan consists of undertaking flood control measures in the Westwood, Cypress Gardens, Basswood, West Wind, Woodside and Harris lands neighbourhoods,.  This area extends from Hartsmere Drive to the south, Abbott Street to the north and the development limits to the east and west.

The City is installing approximately 650 special restrictors called Inlet Control Devices (ICDs) into catch basins across the study area.

These devices will restrict, not prevent, storm water from entering sewers to a level they can handle without putting basements at risk of flooding. The work will also include slightly lowering the stormwater management pond between Coyote Crescent and Elm Crescent as well as some ditch improvement work along Elm Crescent between Goulbourn Street and Meadowland Drive.

You are invited to attend this Public Open House to learn more about the upcoming work.

When:              Wednesday April 6th, 2016

Time:              6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location:        Stittsville Public Library Board Room
1637 Stittsvile Main Street, Stittsville, ON


Display boards will be available for residents to view the solutions and ask questions from staff, followed by a brief presentation at 7 p.m.

For further information on this project, please contact:

Eric Tousignant, P.Eng.
Infrastructure Services Department, City of Ottawa
Tel: 613.580.2424 ext. 25129



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