|(L-R) Engineering Services Manager Matthew Goudy, Mayor Steve Christie and CAO Norma MacQuarrie answer questions from the media at a news conference on January 24, 2012.|
In late January, the City of Lacombe unveiled plans for several construction projects to improve the city’s stormwater management system, in order to ensure residents are better protected from potentially damaging storm events.
“These projects were presented for Council’s consideration, and have been included in the 2012 Capital Budget and work program,” said Chief Administrative Officer Norma MacQuarrie. “We wish to extend our very sincere appreciation to the patience shown by affected residents while the problem was reviewed and solutions were developed. We believe that the improvements proposed for 2012 will address the root causes of the flooding problems we experienced this past year.”
The City of Lacombe experienced extreme rain events in 2010 and 2011, which resulted in flooding and sewer backups. In response, Stantec Consulting was retained to perform a comprehensive review of the storm water system, and provide recommendations on how the system can be upgraded to better serve residents.
Based on the consultant’s recommendations, the City will perform upgrades to both the ‘Minor’ and ‘Major’ portions of the stormwater management systems. The ‘major’ stormwater collection system is made up of streets, lanes, parks, ditches, and storm ponds. The ‘minor’ system consists of catch basins, manholes, and pipes.
For more information about the upcoming construction projects, please click the link below:
Information Package for Residents re: Stormwater Upgrades in 2012 (scroll to page 3 of PDF to view details).