During the past few years, the City of Mississauga has been implementing various initiatives in order to deal with the various amounts of flooding that have occurred, most notably the massive flood in 2013. The most contentious policy has been the implementation of a stormwater charge, but there are other methods that the city has been employing to mitigate flooding damage now that we are seeing more massive storms than in past decades.
One way of doing so is through the use of retention basins. They are more commonly known locally as stormwater management ponds, because if there is more natural bodies of water in an urban environment, they would be more suitable to absorbing rain back into the ground rather than have the water flow into the sanitation system, thereby creating the flooding conditions that have been plaguing homeowners.
This is a current list of stormwater management projects happening across Mississauga, but here are some highlights of each one of them:
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