Storm Water Management Profile

This service is responsible for the collection and transmission of storm water from all properties and roadways within Hamilton either to the natural environment, or to a wastewater treatment facility. This includes all support activities that are performed in order to achieve this service. Proper storm water management is necessary to control erosion, flooding, water quality, and to protect watercourses. This service includes activities performed by multiple divisions within the Public Works department.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Storm Water Collection
  • Storm Water Support Services
  • Storm Water Treatment

Type of Service

  • Public facing


  • Essential/Mandatory, Legislated requirement

Primary Funding Sources

  • Rate Budget

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Legislated


Performance Measures

How much did you do? (volume)

  • Maintain 1149 km of storm pipes
  • Storm water collected and treated with sewage at the wastewater treatment plants: 6,156 ML
  • Maintain two operating facilities
  • Maintain 185 storm water ponds

Strategic Plan Priority - Clean & Green Built and Environment & Infrastructure