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Drainage Master Plan

The City of Edmonton needs Drainage Master Plans to set multi-year visions for drainage services in Edmonton.

Master plans are Drainage Services’ business strategy documents and are the highest-level documents that drive Drainage Services' business planning process.

The current 2004-2014 Drainage Services Master Plan (2004 DMP) – which expires at the end of 2014 – was based on a 1991 document that identified long and short-term drainage maintenance, upgrading and development requirements.

As the time frame of the 2004 DMP draws to a close, the Branch has developed a new Master Plan to guide its direction for the next ten years. The 2015-2024 Drainage Services Master Plan was developed through extensive consultation with City staff and with key external partners and stakeholders.

The new DMP comes in two parts.

1) The Aspirational Plan - outlines the six goals Drainage Services has set for the next decade and introduces strategic directions to support the achievement of each goal. This plan was approved by City Council in May 2014.

2) The Action Plan - this document explains the actions and performance measures that will guide Drainage Services as it works to achieve the six goals in the Aspirational Plan. The Action Plan is currently under development and is expected to be completed in late 2014.

The six goals of the Drainage Services Aspirational Plan are:

  1. Healthy Living and Environmental Stewardship
  2. Citizens Well Served
  3. Supporting and Enhancing Growth and Development
  4. Sustainable Infrastructure
  5. Fiscal Responsibility
  6. Organizational Excellence

Still active and in use are 12 strategies developed as part of the 2004 DMP:

Sanitary Servicing

Combined Sewer Overflow Control

Interconnection Control

Stormwater Servicing

Stormwater Quality

Sewer & Drainage System Upgrading (Transmission System Upgrading)

Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Environmental Management System

Regional Wastewater Servicing


Drainage Information Management Systems

Odour Control

For more information:

Drainage Services

General Information


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