Prevent Localized Flooding: Prepare Your Home for Autumn Rainfall

With autumn comes rain. Take the following preventative maintenance measures to help mitigate flooding around your home and in your neighbourhood.

  • Clean your gutters and ensure water from downspouts drain away from your residence.
  • Clear nearby curbs and catch basins of leaves and debris.
  • Don’t rake leaves onto the street or into open ditches – compost them or place them in your Green Cart for pickup. (Hint: If you have a large amount of leaf litter or green waste, you can put out additional 80L cans marked with a GreenCan decal or use Kraft paper bags for pickup. Learn more at: tol.ca/greencart)

For more tips to keep in mind while preparing your home for potential storms, and for information on the Township’s Flood Response program, visit tol.ca/floodresponse. To report flooding in your area, call the Township’s Engineering Division at 604-532-7300. For urgent after hours or weekend support, call 604-543-6700.

Engineering Division
604-532-7300
opsinfo@tol.ca