Apr 19, 2012
The City of Mississauga has started a review of its stormwater management program with a
goal of finding a new way to fund this critical service. At yesterday's General Committee
meeting, a staff report outlined the goals of a stormwater financing study now underway.
"The City's stormwater management system is a valued infrastructure asset that protects
the quality of our water," said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works
Department. "This aging stormwater system combined with future needs and competing
financial pressures across Mississauga is forcing the City to consider new ways to fund the
system beyond property taxes and development charges."
As part of the study, the City has hired a consultant to identify, review and evaluate
alternative funding methods to support the City's stormwater management program. Public
consultation includes setting up a Stormwater Financing Stakeholder Group made up of a sampling
of residential, commercial/industrial and others; as well as public information centre open to
members of the general public.
At the conclusion of the study in October, staff will make recommendations to City Council,
based on the findings from the consultant and input from the public.
For further information on the Stormwater Financing Study, visit:
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including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money
and maintaining infrastructure.
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