Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of sanitary sewer lines, storm sewer lines, lift stations, and all sanitary storm sewer repairs.

Storm Water Management

Crews perform regular maintenance of storm water ponds. This includes:

  • Removal of garbage and debris
  • Monitoring aquatic plant growth
  • Control of weeds and invasive plants
  • Checking the integrity of the pond's structure

The Town has a monthly storm water utility fee to help improve and maintain our storm water system.

Storm Water Ponds

They aren’t just nice scenery. Storm water ponds are an integral part of the community’s drainage system! Each pond in Stony Plain works to reduce the risk of flooding and minimize erosion by controlling the rate at which collected water is released. Contaminated water entering the pond is naturally processed without the need for additional equipment. Water quality increases while simultaneously creating new habitats for local wildlife. 

As water is constantly flowing beneath the surface, storm water ponds are not safe sites for recreational activity. In the summer months, this applies to any water-based activity such as swimming or boating. These ponds are also not safe for your four-legged friends! Bacteria found within the pond water can be hazardous to both you and your pets. Keep the whole family safe by avoiding contact with storm water ponds.

Keep Off the Ice!

During those long winters, ice-skating and walking on frozen storm water ponds is strictly prohibited as a measure to keep everyone safe. If you are unable to identify a pond, the best thing to do is keep off the ice! Though our storm water ponds are monitored and maintained, contaminated material can impact ice thickness and make it highly unpredictable. Stay safe this winter season and think twice before lacing up your skates.

Alternative Recreation Sites

Storm water ponds are not suitable for recreational activity at any time of year. There are plenty of options for safe swimming and skating here in town! Find a complete list of our recreational facilities

Flood Mitigation

A Storm water Mitigation Project and a Sanitary Manhole Flooding Protection Retrofit Project are underway after two major flooding events in Stony Plain this summer. In some areas of Town the storm water system was not capable of handling the extreme amount of water which caused local street and private property flooding. In addition, a large amount of storm water entered the sanitary system which caused backup into some residents’ homes. 

The projects are part of the Town’s Storm water Management Master Plan and include potential culvert upgrades, improvements to local areas that experienced flooding, storm system maintenance, sanitary manhole sealing and installation of storm and sanitary monitoring devices.

Backwater Valve Subsidy Program 

*This program is suspended for 2023*

Help protect your home from a sewer line back-up by installing a backwater valve. Our Backwater Valve Subsidy Program offers financial assistance by providing up to $800 for interior and exterior backwater valve installation.

Our program targets homeowners:

  • Whose homes were built prior to 1989
  • Who have had previous basement flooding from sanitary sewer back-up
  • Who live in areas of Stony Plain with previous neighbourhood flooding
Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Not have an existing backwater valve in your home
  • Not have previously received a subsidy for the application address
  • Have your home separately serviced (single family dwelling or duplex)
  • Have a pre-approval consultation by the Town of Stony Plain
Application Process
  1. Get pre-approved
    • Before installing your backwater valve, our Flood Prevention Advisors must complete a pre-approval consultation. Once you receive approval from the Advisor at the time of consultation, the installation of a backwater valve can proceed.
    • To book a pre-approval consultation, please complete our application form.
  2. Install the backwater valve within six months of our inspection
    • A professional Plumber must install the backwater valve. Only the following valves will be subsidized:
      • Fullport Backwater Valve
      • FR-4 Fullport Retro Backwater Valve
      • Adapt-A-Valve
  3. Application Requirements: 
    • You must submit the application within six months of our inspection or the installation will no longer qualify for subsidy. The application must include:
      • Proof of professional installation with an invoice that notes the model of valve installed
      • Copy of Town of Stony Plain acceptable green sticker (see below) with permit number

Acceptable Backwater Valve sticker

 Subsidy Conditions
  • The subsidy, up to $800, will be paid by cheque made payable to the applicant.
  • Subsidies are subject to available funding and are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are no guarantees to receive subsidy. Homes that are at a higher risk of flooding will be given higher priority.