Policies & Guidelines

Criteria and Guidelines for Stormwater Infrastructure Design

Criteria and Guidelines for Stormwater Infrastructure Design (PDF, 6.4 MB) is a companion document to the Storm Drainage Policy and the Engineering Guidelines. This document is used as a reference by engineering consultants, city staff and local Conservation Authorities.

The purpose of this document is to:

  • Outline criteria to be used to design storm drainage infrastructure within Hamilton.
  • Specify storm drainage criteria to be applied to all storm infrastructure design including municipal projects and new land development, and redevelopment of existing lands.
  • Specify design guidelines for storm drainage design and reporting at various stages of the land development process.
  • Provide reference and context to applicable Federal, Provincial, and Municipal policies and regulations that you need to consider when planning or designing storm drainage systems.