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

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

Questions or comments about this study?

Your input is an important part of this process. Staff will be bringing the results of this study forward to Council in Spring 2021. Please take a few minutes to leave your questions and comments and a member of the Stormwater Study team will respond within 2-3 business days (Monday to Friday).

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