Ridgetown Flooding

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The Study

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has initiated the Ridgetown Stormwater Master Plan to address the aging storm sewer infrastructure, flooding concerns and storm sewer capacity issues within the Community of Ridgetown.

The project objectives include:

  • Obtain feedback from residents regarding historical flooding in Ridgetown;
  • Complete an asset inventory and condition assessment of all storm sewer infrastructure in Ridgetown;
  • Develop a hydrology and hydraulic model of the storm sewer system to identify capacity issues;
  • Develop a set of design solutions to address flooding concerns and/or poor condition storm sewers;
  • Consult with residents, review agencies and other stakeholders to determine the preferred solution; and
  • Prepare a long-term implementation schedule for the proposed projects.

The Master Plan will evaluate a set of alternatives that may include storm sewer upsizing, improvements to overland flow conveyance, pump stations, and stormwater management facilities. The study will produce a preferred alternative and develop a prioritization of storm sewer replacement and upgrades based on condition and capacity concerns.

The Process

The Master Plan will be undertaken in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act Approach #2 for Master Plans and will cover all necessary phases of the Schedule ‘B’ EA Process. The Schedule ‘B’ process includes the definition of a problem or opportunity as well as the identification and evaluation of potential alternative solutions.

A key component of the study will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public, landowners, and agencies). Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, all consultation will be achieved through online content including videos, questionnaires, and virtual meetings, if required. If you have concerns that you feel cannot be adequately addressed through the online content, the project team can always be contacted by phone or email as noted below.

Initial Online Consultation Period – Video and Flooding Survey

An initial online consultation period, normally addressed by the Municipality through a Community Café, has been provided to introduce the project, describe the Master Plan process, and obtain feedback from residents regarding the existing stormwater conveyance system and flooding concerns in Ridgetown. This information will form the cornerstone of the project and direct the assessment of the stormwater conveyance system, the development of design solutions and prioritization of the future projects. An informative video describing the project has been prepared and is available on this page. An online survey is also available so that you can provide feedback regarding flooding concerns or other issues associated with the storm sewer system.

The Study

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has initiated the Ridgetown Stormwater Master Plan to address the aging storm sewer infrastructure, flooding concerns and storm sewer capacity issues within the Community of Ridgetown.

The project objectives include:

  • Obtain feedback from residents regarding historical flooding in Ridgetown;
  • Complete an asset inventory and condition assessment of all storm sewer infrastructure in Ridgetown;
  • Develop a hydrology and hydraulic model of the storm sewer system to identify capacity issues;
  • Develop a set of design solutions to address flooding concerns and/or poor condition storm sewers;
  • Consult with residents, review agencies and other stakeholders to determine the preferred solution; and
  • Prepare a long-term implementation schedule for the proposed projects.

The Master Plan will evaluate a set of alternatives that may include storm sewer upsizing, improvements to overland flow conveyance, pump stations, and stormwater management facilities. The study will produce a preferred alternative and develop a prioritization of storm sewer replacement and upgrades based on condition and capacity concerns.

The Process

The Master Plan will be undertaken in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act Approach #2 for Master Plans and will cover all necessary phases of the Schedule ‘B’ EA Process. The Schedule ‘B’ process includes the definition of a problem or opportunity as well as the identification and evaluation of potential alternative solutions.

A key component of the study will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public, landowners, and agencies). Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, all consultation will be achieved through online content including videos, questionnaires, and virtual meetings, if required. If you have concerns that you feel cannot be adequately addressed through the online content, the project team can always be contacted by phone or email as noted below.

Initial Online Consultation Period – Video and Flooding Survey

An initial online consultation period, normally addressed by the Municipality through a Community Café, has been provided to introduce the project, describe the Master Plan process, and obtain feedback from residents regarding the existing stormwater conveyance system and flooding concerns in Ridgetown. This information will form the cornerstone of the project and direct the assessment of the stormwater conveyance system, the development of design solutions and prioritization of the future projects. An informative video describing the project has been prepared and is available on this page. An online survey is also available so that you can provide feedback regarding flooding concerns or other issues associated with the storm sewer system.

  • We would like to hear about flooding issues that you have observed or experienced in Ridgetown so we can develop a comprehensive flooding locations database. The database will form the cornerstone of the Ridgetown Stormwater Master Plan. It will inform the storm sewer capacity assessment, the development and assessment of solutions, and direct future consultation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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