Stormwater credit policy


Our stormwater credit policy was developed in 2012 as a way to motivate and reward residents and businesses for helping to reduce the amount of runoff that flows into our local drainage systems, potentially polluting our water and harming the environment.

Through implementation of our stormwater credit policy, we are achieving the following results:

  • Stormwater is being diverted, resulting in long-term improvements in surface water quality.
  • Existing privately owned stormwater best management infrastructure, such as oil and grit separators, is being maintained as a result of ongoing follow-up on credits and incentives.
  • Property owners are implementing best management practices and making choices that benefit the environment.
  • The community is engaged and has the opportunity to demonstrate ownership over greening their neighbourhoods.
  • The cities of Waterloo and Kitchener are demonstrating continued cooperation on the shared initiative to address water quality.
  • General knowledge of stormwater issues by the public is increasing.

The full credit policy is available below:


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