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Flood Aware Preparedness Program


What is Flood Aware?

Flood Aware is an education and awareness program that provides assistance to property owners on flood prevention.

Over the past five years Hamilton and other southern Ontario municipalities have experienced significant rainfall events with intensities, durations and frequency of re-occurrence that is unprecedented for our area. Public Works is committed to assessing, analyzing and implementing storm water management improvements to mitigate these unprecedented events, however, it is important to note that flooding is a complex issue.

This update provides a comprehensive summary of the Public Works response to flooding and may serve as a useful reference document in regards to that response. Process and protocol improvements and solutions to address flooding, both complete and ongoing, have been established through the Storm Emergency Response Group (SERG) committee and also collaboratively throughout the Public Works Department.

Read the Information Update:

News and Media

For More Information Contact

City of Hamilton Customer Service - 905-546-CITY (2489)

Risk Management General Inquiry Line - 905-546-2424, ext. 5742

 3P Program


The City of Hamilton’s Protective Plumbing Program (3P Program) provides financial assistance and guidance to residential property owners respecting improvements to household plumbing in order to protect their properties from basement flooding as a result of sewer surcharging. Please click here for complete information.

Flood Prevention Tips

  • Summer Flooding Prevention Tips
  • Spring Flooding Prevention Tips
  • Winter Flooding Prevention Tips
  • Fall Flooding Prevention Tips