Take a tour of Brampton’s largest stormwater pond this week


Published August 9, 2022 at 4:29 pm

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Learn more about Brampton’s largest stormwater pond on a guided tour.

Bloore pond, Brampton’s largest stormwater pond, stores around 15,000 cubic meters of dirt, sand and sediment which is equivalent to eight average-size stormwater ponds and could fill over 8,800 pickup truck cargo beds.

The city plans to cleanout Bloore Pond — remove the stored dirt, sand and sediment at the bottom of the pond and replace vegetation around the pond. The project begins in the fall of 2022 and will take approximately eight months to complete.

Stormwater ponds are constructed to temporarily store runoff so it does not cause flooding. This maintenance project will help restore the pond’s storage capacity and improve water quality leaving the pond.

Stormwater pond cleanouts also improve the water quality leaving the pond. Cleanouts for Lennon Pond and Lewis Pond will be complete in 2022. An estimated 3,600 cubic metres of dirt, sand and sediment will be removed from these two ponds.

The 45-minute, guided tour of Bloore Pond is on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Learn about the pond, its key features, why it needs to be cleaned out, and how it helps prevent flooding and improve water quality. Learn more and sign up on the City of Brampton website.
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