Regional stormwater management philosopy
We design streets, country lanes, and rain gardens with absorbent materials to reduce surface flooding and divert stormwater runoff from the sewer system. The absorbed water is filtered by the ground and released slowly into local streams, similar to nature's own processes. These designs help create more attractive, enjoyable neighbourhoods.
The City has developed an integrated rainwater management plan that will make Vancouver’s abundant rainwater a resource, conserve our potable water supply, and support our urban watersheds.
The City of Vancouver is partnering with the Musqueam First Nation to develop an integrated stormwater management plan for the Musqueam Creek watershed.
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