Stormwater Asset Management Plan

Topic
Asset Management Plan
Adopted
2021

The City is currently updating and enhancing its Asset Management Plans to ensure alignment with 2025 regulatory requirements and continued compliance.

The Stormwater Asset Management Plan outlines the state of Barrie's stormwater infrastructure, and highlights the costs associated with the City's responsibility to mitigate flooding and protect bodies of water from any harmful stormwater runoff. 

An addendum​​ to the Stormwater AMP was published in May 2022 to capture Level of Service requirements omitted from the original document.

Following the release of the 2021 Stormwater AMP, the City continues to review options for a more sustainable, reliable and equitable source of stormwater funding. By July 1, 2025, the City is required by the Province to outline the costs, risks and benefits of providing different levels of stormwater management service.

Stormwater Assets

The City's stormwater assets allow us to better manage extreme storms and rainfall, as well as the runoff from hard surfaces (e.g. roofs and driveways) created by our urban environment. These assets include:

  • culverts
  • storm sewers
  • ditches
  • natural and engineered watercourses
  • stormwater ponds
  • manufactured treatment devices
    prefabricated structures that use technology to help remove pollutants from stormwater runoff

Infrastructure Investment Funding

The City created the Infrastructure Investment Funding levy in 2015 to help bridge the gap between the municipal money available and the money needed to keep all of the City's infrastructure in good repair. However, additional funding resources are needed to properly close the gap. 

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