Drainage Services

Stormwater lakes are no place for the next Gretzky to skate

City warns that stormwater lakes and ponds are never safe for recreational use Edmontonians love to play a pickup hockey game or practice their skating moves on the closest patch of ice. While parents...

Making better use of rain!

Two City of Edmonton drainage branch environmental engineers are engaged in a major challenge that combines large-scale protection of the environment and long-term savings in infrastructure. Xiangfei ...

Excel. A click! Presto: a plan!

The combination of Edmonton’s growth and the lessons learned from 2012 flooding have placed the City of Edmonton’s Utility Services capital budget on a consistent upward slope. Our current budget ...

Brilliance and a table napkin save City millions: a ‘boring’ story!

A Drainage Services construction supervisor’s simple-but-brilliant invention – conceived on a table napkin and built with scrap metal in the ‘back shop’ – has saved city taxpayers millions o...

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