As a growing City and with climate change, more intense and frequent rainfall is putting a strain on Mississauga’s critical and often unseen stormwater infrastructure. The City’s stormwater system provides important benefits to all who live and work in Mississauga. Managing this system lessens the risk of flooding, reduces creek erosion and protects water quality. This protects you, your property, aquatic habitats, wildlife and Lake Ontario.
The Stormwater Charge is a dedicated funding source to keep our stormwater system in good working order and to help plan for costly repairs in the future. If you are a property owner in Mississauga, the charge appears on your Region of Peel water bill.
The Stormwater Charge maintains and renews more than 185 kilometres of storm sewer pipes, 4 creeks/rivers and 10 stormwater management facilities located in Ward 8.
Taking place in your Ward this year is the Sawmill Creek Erosion Control - The Folkway to Erin Mills Parkway environmental assessment and design stormwater project. Learn more about stormwater projects in Ward 8.
To learn more about the City’s Stormwater Charge, visit stormwatercharge.ca
Council approved an updated Parks By-law that will ensure more safety and greater clarity for park users and the City’s enforcement staff. The by-law is effective immediately.
“As Mississauga continues to grow and evolve, updates to the Parks By-law are necessary for the City to effectively continue administering and enforcing all park related activities and programs,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. “This also ensures that all park users are clearly made aware and understand what is and isn’t allowed in our parks. More importantly, it brings more safety measures for the public so that our parks can continue to be used and enjoyed by everyone.”
Some of the key highlights with the updated Parks By-law are as follows:
In reviewing and updating the by-law, staff from various business units were involved, including: Parks, Forestry and Environment; Enforcement; Corporate Security; Legal Services; Recreation; Animal Services; and Mobile Licensing. The City also consulted with residents, Leash-Free Mississauga and commercial dog walkers for regulations that relate to Leash-Free Zones.
To learn more about these changes, view the updated Parks By-law.