Clair Creek restoration at Keats Way to McDougall Road

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In 2020 the City of Waterloo completed the Stormwater Management (SWM) Master Plan. As part of this process, the portion of Clair Creek between Keats Way and McDougall Road was identified as a priority area for erosion control and creek bank stabilization. We want to reduce the risk of erosion, flooding, and damage to private property in this area.

In addition to the need to replace failing gabion walls (the metal baskets filled with rocks) supporting the creek bank, the SWM Master Plan also identified that the preferred alternative may include the need for a new storm sewer (by-pass) along Keats Way to accept peak water flows and reduce further erosion in the creek course.

Since this portion of Clair Creek runs within private property, access will be needed through those properties in order to perform the necessary creek stabilization work. We understand that although the creek bank stabilization work is necessary, the construction portion will be an inconvenience and source of disturbance for a time for property owners in the area. Our goal is to work with property owners to understand all the potential impacts as we design improvements to benefit the neighbourhood.

As a first step, In order to help us fully understand the current and historic conditions along the creek corridor, we are asking property owners to please complete the project questionnaire. The answers will help the project team identify and consider all the challenges and opportunities we will face when determining the best solution for the erosion and flooding that this area experiences. The questionnaire is the same as the one being mailed to houses, and only one copy of your responses is required. Please complete the questionnaire by October 1, 2021.

In 2020 the City of Waterloo completed the Stormwater Management (SWM) Master Plan. As part of this process, the portion of Clair Creek between Keats Way and McDougall Road was identified as a priority area for erosion control and creek bank stabilization. We want to reduce the risk of erosion, flooding, and damage to private property in this area.

In addition to the need to replace failing gabion walls (the metal baskets filled with rocks) supporting the creek bank, the SWM Master Plan also identified that the preferred alternative may include the need for a new storm sewer (by-pass) along Keats Way to accept peak water flows and reduce further erosion in the creek course.

Since this portion of Clair Creek runs within private property, access will be needed through those properties in order to perform the necessary creek stabilization work. We understand that although the creek bank stabilization work is necessary, the construction portion will be an inconvenience and source of disturbance for a time for property owners in the area. Our goal is to work with property owners to understand all the potential impacts as we design improvements to benefit the neighbourhood.

As a first step, In order to help us fully understand the current and historic conditions along the creek corridor, we are asking property owners to please complete the project questionnaire. The answers will help the project team identify and consider all the challenges and opportunities we will face when determining the best solution for the erosion and flooding that this area experiences. The questionnaire is the same as the one being mailed to houses, and only one copy of your responses is required. Please complete the questionnaire by October 1, 2021.

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    In order to help us fully understand the current and historic conditions along the creek corridor, we are asking property owners to please complete the following questionnaire. The answers will help the project team identify and consider all the challenges and opportunities we will face when determining the best solution for the erosion and flooding that this area experiences. This questionnaire is the same one delivered to homes in hardcopy. Please complete and submit only one version of the questionnaire by October 1, 2021.

    Personal information such as property addresses will not be shared outside of the project team.

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