The City is initiating a maintenance project at Bloore pond, Brampton’s largest stormwater pond, to remove the stored dirt, sand and sediment at the bottom of the pond and replace vegetation around the pond. Stormwater ponds are constructed to temporarily store runoff so it does not cause flooding. This maintenance project will help restore the pond’s storage capacity and improve water quality leaving the pond. Stormwater pond cleanouts are essential to the City’s ongoing stormwater inspections, maintenance, and services programs.
Bloore Pond, located at 10150 Dixie Road, was built in 2004 and is currently storing about 15,000 cubic meters of dirt, sand and sediment. This is equal to 8,800 pickup truck cargo beds. This pond collects stormwater runoff from an area of 740 hectares in size and services over 10,000 homes and businesses upstream of the pond.
Following the April 13th, 2022 presentation to Council, staff have been directed to move forward with the maintenance of Bloore Pond which includes the removal of stored dirt, sand and sediments and dead vegetation.
Maintenance at Bloore Pond will begin in the fall of 2022 and will take approximately 8 months to complete.
Bloore Pond Tour
The Stormwater Pond Tour was held on August 11th with over 35 community members attending. Thank you to all that attended.