Stormwater from rainstorms and melting snow is collected via sewers and storm drains, and provides the City of Chestermere with a renewable source of clean water.
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Co-Operative Stormwater Management Initiative
In 2014, the Co‐Operative Stormwater Management Initiative (CSMI) was formed to assist municipalities and Western Irrigation District (WID) to work together to find an effective and feasible solution to an issue that affects each sector in different ways. CSMI members include: Calgary Regional Partnership, Chestermere Utilities Incorporated, City of Calgary, Rocky View County, Town of Strathmore, Wheatland County, Western Irrigation District. A report was commissioned with conceptual ideas as to how these partners could work together to develop a collective approach to stormwater management, and can be found below.
This report has been prepared under the direction of the Cooperative Stormwater Management Initiative (CSMI). The ideas/thoughts/details given in it are conceptual, and the diagrams/figures included within are for illustrative purposes only. Recommendations presented within the context of the report are for the intended use of CSMI and does not reflect endorsement or policy of each CSMI member’s council or board. Any use that a third party makes of this report or reliance on or decisions made based on it is the responsibility of the third party.
A storm pond captures and contains stormwater – for a while. Storm ponds slow down water long enough to settle out sediments and pollutants, helping return cleaner water to our rivers and streams. They are a critical piece of infrastructure. Click here for more information.