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Public turns out to hear updates to NW Area Stormwater Management Plan

posted on Jun 28 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

Well attended Public Open House held for the Northwest Area Master Stormwater Management Plan

 

Blackfalds, Alberta (June 28, 2018) – The Town of Blackfalds hosted the second Open House on the Northwest Area Master Stormwater Management Plan. With close to 100 people in attendance, representatives from the Town and from Stantec were able to present updates, changes and next steps in this process.

 

“This project is important to the growth of our Town and our region, so it is great to see so many people out this evening,” offered Town of Blackfalds Mayor, Richard Poole. Adding, “We wanted to make sure that everyone has a chance to see the improvement to this project while addressing the concerns brought forward.”

 

Over the past year, the Town has worked with its partners and stakeholders to address concerns and issues brought forth from the June 2017 Open House at the County of Lacombe Office. The Town’s consultants from Stantec presented the latest plans on this project and a thorough question and answer session followed. Feedback and questions about the plan were heard and residents from in and around the area had the opportunity to comment on the proposed updates and also get feedback on how these changes would be implemented.

 

“Environmental and water quality concerns have been heard and addressed through this process and will be managed responsibly moving forward,” states Preston Weran, Director of Infrastructure and Planning with the Town of Blackfalds.

 

The presentation from Stantec demonstrated how the full build-out of the future northwest development area in Blackfalds will responsibly manage stormwater in accordance with regulatory requirements and previous Water Act approval. The proposed design has been completed to meet or exceed Alberta Environment and Parks’ standards for stormwater management design.

 

The Northwest Area Master Stormwater Management Plan for the Town of Blackfalds aligns with the Master Drainage Plan for the Wolf Creek and Whelp Brook Watersheds, developed to balance this important watershed, which was adopted regionally in 2014.

 

The Town of Blackfalds welcomed the public’s input and involvement and the opportunity to hear comments and concerns on this project.

 

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For more information:

Preston Weran

Director, Infrastructure & Property Services

Town of Blackfalds

403.885.6242

pweran@blackfalds.com

 

 

Dean Turnquist

Communications Officer

Town of Blackfalds

403.885.6259

dturnquist@blackfalds.com