Several creeks in Burlington slated for erosion control this year


Published April 25, 2024 at 1:06 pm

creek erosion Burlington drainage

Burlington has several projects in the upcoming years aimed at erosion control, drainage and flood management.

The budgeted work includes the planning, design, and construction of surface water drainage systems, addressing concerns of property owners, the maintenance of creeks and the upgrading of storm sewers, among other projects.

In total, Burlington looks after:

  • 11 major creeks and several minor creeks within the urban boundary, totalling 93 km;
  • 1,350 rural area culverts (16,000 m);
  • 900 urban area culverts (13,000 m);
  • 16,500 catch basins;
  • 30 stormwater management ponds owned by the City; and
  • 17 City-owned oil and grit separator manholes.

The work will be carried out by several city and regional departments as well as Conservation Halton; the Niagara Escarpment Commission; the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks; the Ministry of Natural Resources and Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Here are the projects planned for this year:

  • Appleby Creek (South Service Road to Lake Ontario)  —  erosion control
  • No. 1 Sideroad  — culvert replacement
  • Falcon Creek (CNR to Willowbrook Road)  —  erosion control
  • Hager Creek (North of Winterberry Drive at Path)  —  erosion control
  • Hager Creek (Tyandaga Municipal Golf Course)  —  erosion control
  • Tuck Creek (behind Blair Road and Walkers Line)  —  erosion control
  • General minor stormwater inlet/outlet/draining  —  stormwater management
  • Rambo Creek (Victoria Avenue to Emerald Crescent)  —  erosion control
  • Stormwater Management (SWM) Pond 4  —  Stormwater management pond and oil grit separators restoration
  • Tuck Creek (Harvester Road to Hydro ROW at Elwood Road; Palmer Drive to CNR; and Dundas Street to Headon Road)  —  erosion control
  • Tuck Creek (Spruce Avenue)  —  flood mitigation



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