Swales in Crestmont

July 2, 2019

Lot Drainage Bylaw for Homeowners

In Crestmont many backyards have concrete swales that run along the rear property line.  The purpose of the swale is to convey water overland (via the swale) to the nearest catch basin.  The City of Calgary has instituted a lot drainage bylaw which helps homeowners to understand what their obligations are when it comes to appropriate water use and drainage for Calgary’s storm water system. 

It is a requirement to keep surface drainage facilities on private property (known as "Overland Drainage Right-of-Way" (ODRW) including swales and catch basins/drains) clear of any soil, silt, yard waste or any other matter that may obstruct, restrict or prevent the flow of water. Buildings or structures cannot be constructed or placed on or over the surface drainage facility. If a fence must be built over the facility, there must be at least 6 inches (15 cm) of clearance between the facility and the bottom of the fence.

 

Please visit the link below for more information.

 

http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/Water/Pages/Water-and-wastewater-systems/Storm-drainage-system/Drainage-bylaw/Information-for-Homeowners.aspx

Please reload

Featured Posts

We ask that all questions be submitted in advance to adreinne.angers@qualico.com. Deadline to submit is December 6th. 

If you have any questions, pleas...

Crestmont Homeowners' Association AGM December 10 at 7pm

December 5, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

October 23, 2019

October 18, 2019

September 14, 2019

Please reload

Archive