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Flooding Protection

Preventing Damage

In the event of heavy rain and/or snow and ice melt, the resulting water is known as storm water. Parking lots, roads, and other compacted areas don’t allow for rain to soak into the ground, so more runoff is generated in cities than it is in rural areas.

This run off must be managed properly so that the storm water collection system is not overwhelmed by additional water flow, and to prevent two major issues:

  • Flooding
  • Environmental risk due to contaminants storm water may carry

For more information on our City’s flooding prevention program, contact:

Owen MacDonald 
Operations Supervisor
owen.macdonald@city.summerside.pe.ca
902-439-5322
City of Summerside, 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 1H9

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