Protecting life, property, water quality

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Slow stormwater down.

We live, work, and play in the Lake Huron-Georgian Bay watershed and we can help to protect our water, soil, and habitat for living things.

How can we protect life and property?

Some ways include minimizing the rate and volume of water running off of land during storm events. We can plant native trees and shrubs and buffers and other best practices that help to maintain and stabilize slopes. We can add sediment control and vegetation; stormwater ponds and – in so doing – protect and improve water quality.

The objective of regulations is to "keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion."

Erik Downing, of Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA), helps share how stormwater regulations can protect water quality while protecting life and property.

Watch the video now: 

Erik is the Manager of Environmental Planning and Regulations at Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority.

He works with the public to make sure our water resources are protected.

This is done, in part, by slowing down stormwater to a 'pre-development' state.

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