Stormwater, also called runoff, is the rain and melted snow flowing from our properties on to our streets and into a stormwater management system that includes more than 1400 kilometres of storm sewer pipes and 180 stormwater ponds.
Brampton is growing. As more people move here and businesses continue to grow, and as we see more frequent and intense storms due to the effects of climate change, the amount of water running off roofs and parking lots is increasing.
If left uncontrolled, the runoff can cause flooding, erosion, environmental damage and impact public safety. It can also carry harmful materials that pollute our waterways.