Matrix Solutions will be awarded a $235,502 contract to begin phase one
of a three part development of a town-wide drainage master plan.
The project will include a Lidar Survey,
Hydraulic Modelling, Flood Mapping and Flood Risk Assessment. Phase two
and three will include an Environmental Assessment to refine the phase
one results and to determine preferred long term solutions to address
drainage and storm water/flooding controls.
"The Town's drainage systems have typically been assessed on a
piece-meal basis as part of development applications, road
reconstruction designs, or sub-watershed master plans," according to
the project's working sheet. "..... climate change has brought about an
increase in the frequency of extreme weather events and that the
intensity of storm events will likely continue to increase."
In 2018, the NVCA completed an integrated wastershed management plan,
which will be used as "base data" in New Tecumseth.