Preparing for spring melt

March 10, 2015


With the sudden increase in temperatures and double digits expected this weekend, Strathcona County is working to manage drainage and flooding issues.

Residents are encouraged to contact Transportation and Agriculture Services at 780-417-7100 (24 hours) with any emergency flooding or drainage issues. Crews are managing a high volume of requests and issues will be responded to on a priority basis.

Residents can:

  • Clear catch basins - Removing snow and ice that is blocking road drains (catch basins) will help prevent flooding. If you can, chip away the ice to help give the water a clear path. If the water still doesn’t drain, it may be another issue. Please contact Transportation and Agriculture Services for assistance.
  • Get your home ready – Ensure your eavestrough, sump pump drain and weeping tile are in working order. If you notice sump pump issues, please contact Utilities at 780-467-7785.

Find more tips to prepare your home for the spring melt and how to prevent flooding on your property. 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595