The Mayor's 8-Point Plan

The City is Taking Action

In October 2017, Mayor Drew Dilkens presented an 8-Point Plan to address flooding in Windsor. This Sewer Master Plan is point #7 of the plan and will characterize the flooding issues in the City and inform decisions regarding infrastructure investments. The Master Plan is planned to be completed at the end of 2019.

The 8-Point Plan:

  1. The City of Windsor will undertake an immediate review of development policies in conjunction with the Town of Tecumseh as it relates to sewer management to ensure the system can handle increased development.

  2. The City will fund 100% of the cost of installing a backflow valve and sump pump through the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy. First priority will be to residents who have experienced basement flooding.

  3. The City of Windsor is investigating adding the disconnection of weeping tiles from the sanitary to the storm sewer to the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy program.

  4. The City of Windsor is also investigating the addition of sewage ejection pumps to the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy program as well as the possibility for inclusion for future development projects.

  5. The City of Windsor will implement a mandatory downspout disconnection policy with exemptions on a case-by-case basis.

  6. The City of Windsor will expedite completion of the Riverside Vista project between St. Rose and Ford Blvd at an additional cost of approximately $7 million outside of what's currently included in the 5-year capital budget.

  7. The City of Windsor will expedite completion of the Sewer Master Plan. City Council will be asked to sole-source phase II to Dillon Consulting who is currently undertaking the phase I report.

  8. The City of Windsor strongly urges the Government of Ontario to establish a provincial insurance plan that will allow affected residents to purchase affordable flood insurance where no option is available. The City also urges the Government of Ontario to make immediate changes to the Disaster Recovery Assistance program that currently excludes coverage for homeowners who experience sewer backup.

To download the 8-Point Plan presentation, click here.

Ready to implement the 8-Point Plan? Learn how to Take Action.

The City is Taking Action

In October 2017, Mayor Drew Dilkens presented an 8-Point Plan to address flooding in Windsor. This Sewer Master Plan is point #7 of the plan and will characterize the flooding issues in the City and inform decisions regarding infrastructure investments. The Master Plan is planned to be completed at the end of 2019.

The 8-Point Plan:

  1. The City of Windsor will undertake an immediate review of development policies in conjunction with the Town of Tecumseh as it relates to sewer management to ensure the system can handle increased development.

  2. The City will fund 100% of the cost of installing a backflow valve and sump pump through the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy. First priority will be to residents who have experienced basement flooding.

  3. The City of Windsor is investigating adding the disconnection of weeping tiles from the sanitary to the storm sewer to the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy program.

  4. The City of Windsor is also investigating the addition of sewage ejection pumps to the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy program as well as the possibility for inclusion for future development projects.

  5. The City of Windsor will implement a mandatory downspout disconnection policy with exemptions on a case-by-case basis.

  6. The City of Windsor will expedite completion of the Riverside Vista project between St. Rose and Ford Blvd at an additional cost of approximately $7 million outside of what's currently included in the 5-year capital budget.

  7. The City of Windsor will expedite completion of the Sewer Master Plan. City Council will be asked to sole-source phase II to Dillon Consulting who is currently undertaking the phase I report.

  8. The City of Windsor strongly urges the Government of Ontario to establish a provincial insurance plan that will allow affected residents to purchase affordable flood insurance where no option is available. The City also urges the Government of Ontario to make immediate changes to the Disaster Recovery Assistance program that currently excludes coverage for homeowners who experience sewer backup.

To download the 8-Point Plan presentation, click here.

Ready to implement the 8-Point Plan? Learn how to Take Action.