Stormwater Funding Feasibility Study

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The Town of Ajax is conducting a study to review and recommend a sustainable and reliable funding source to support the Town’s current and future stormwater management program. This study adheres to Ontario Regulation 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure, which requires municipalities to have sustainable funding mechanisms for key assets in place by 2024.

Stormwater management involves controlling the quantity and quality of runoff that results from rainfall and snowmelt, addressing such issues as flooding, erosion, water quality, and extreme weather events. The Town of Ajax is responsible for managing stormwater within its jurisdiction, a program that includes planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining natural and engineered infrastructure located within the public right-of-way limits or easements. The Town’s stormwater management system includes manholes, catchbasins, storm sewers, ditches, oil and grit separators, stormwater management ponds, overland flow routes, watercourses and more – all requiring a funding source to maintain, renew (when it deteriorates) and upgrade.

This study is looking at who currently pays for stormwater management and whether the Town is currently funding its infrastructure at sustainable levels or creating a backlog for future generations.

Overview of Stormwater Funding Feasibility Study

  • Evaluate current expenditures and funding sources
  • Determine the appropriate and affordable level of service for future stormwater program projects and activities
  • Identify and evaluate funding options and alternatives
  • Solicit feedback from the public and key stakeholders
  • Recommend a preferred option and determine the impacts/difference compared to current funding sources
  • Present study findings and recommendations to Council

Get Involved

  • Review the Virtual Public Meeting #2 presentation
  • Join our mailing list. Subscribe for project updates (STAY INFORMED) and we’ll keep you up-to-date with new project details.
  • Questions or comments about this study? Ask a question below and someone from the Stormwater Study team will get back to you within 2-3 business days (Monday - Friday).
  • Fill out the comment form below by May 18, 2021.


The Town of Ajax is conducting a study to review and recommend a sustainable and reliable funding source to support the Town’s current and future stormwater management program. This study adheres to Ontario Regulation 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure, which requires municipalities to have sustainable funding mechanisms for key assets in place by 2024.

Stormwater management involves controlling the quantity and quality of runoff that results from rainfall and snowmelt, addressing such issues as flooding, erosion, water quality, and extreme weather events. The Town of Ajax is responsible for managing stormwater within its jurisdiction, a program that includes planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining natural and engineered infrastructure located within the public right-of-way limits or easements. The Town’s stormwater management system includes manholes, catchbasins, storm sewers, ditches, oil and grit separators, stormwater management ponds, overland flow routes, watercourses and more – all requiring a funding source to maintain, renew (when it deteriorates) and upgrade.

This study is looking at who currently pays for stormwater management and whether the Town is currently funding its infrastructure at sustainable levels or creating a backlog for future generations.

Overview of Stormwater Funding Feasibility Study

  • Evaluate current expenditures and funding sources
  • Determine the appropriate and affordable level of service for future stormwater program projects and activities
  • Identify and evaluate funding options and alternatives
  • Solicit feedback from the public and key stakeholders
  • Recommend a preferred option and determine the impacts/difference compared to current funding sources
  • Present study findings and recommendations to Council

Get Involved

  • Review the Virtual Public Meeting #2 presentation
  • Join our mailing list. Subscribe for project updates (STAY INFORMED) and we’ll keep you up-to-date with new project details.
  • Questions or comments about this study? Ask a question below and someone from the Stormwater Study team will get back to you within 2-3 business days (Monday - Friday).
  • Fill out the comment form below by May 18, 2021.


  • We want to hear your ideas, suggestions and opinions! This survey asks about the recommended stormwater option, stormwater funding models and priorities. Your feedback will be considered in the development of a preferred stormwater funding option that will be presented to Council. 

    Before you complete the survey, we encourage you to review the materials that were presented at the virtual Public Meeting #2 on May 4, 2021. 

    Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential. Non-identifiable summaries of responses may be developed and shared publicly.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear your ideas, suggestions and opinions! This survey asks about stormwater issues and stormwater funding priorities. Your feedback will be considered in the development of a preferred stormwater funding option that will be presented to Council. 

    Before you complete the survey, we encourage you to review the materials that were presented at Virtual Public Meeting #1 on December 1, 2020

    Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential. Non-identifiable summaries of responses may be developed and shared publicly.

    This survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete and will be open until December 15, 2020.   

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