Drainage Master Plan Study

Background Information

The Town of New Tecumseth has recently initiated Phase 2 of the town-wide Drainage Master Plan Study (DMP). This study will provide a long-term flood mitigation strategy to improve the Town’s drainage system and reduce flood risks to property, public safety, and the environment. The DMP builds upon the Town’s Official Plan and is being completed in accordance with Provincial plans and policies. The study is being completed in two phases.

The Phase 1  Study focused on modelling existing drainage within the riverine system to identify flood risks and recommend areas of focus for Phase 2 of the DMP.  Phase 1 of the DMP was completed in March 2020. 

The current Phase 2 will refine the riverine flood model as recommended in Phase 1 and also develop a system-wide storm sewer model. These models will provide valuable tools for further assessing flood risk to inform the development and evaluation of flood mitigation alternative solutions. Phase 2 will culminate with recommended flood mitigation solutions and an implementation plan to prioritize capital works.

Study Approach

The Drainage Master Plan is being completed in accordance with Approach #2 of the Master Planning Process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015).


Consultation with the public and technical partners is an essential part of the Master Plan process. We want to ensure that anyone with an interest in the study has the opportunity to provide input as the study proceeds.  At the end of the study, the project report will be available for public review.  Two Public Information Centres (PIC) will be completed as part of this study.

We will keep you updated on any upcoming consultation activities for this Master Plan study via further notice.

 Project Material


Public Information Centre #1

Notice of PIC#1

In accordance with ongoing public health guidelines, the Town of New Tecumseth is hosting Public Information Centre # 1 over this virtual platforms. This meeting is being hosted as a pre-recorded video to ensure it is available to review at your own convenience and it will be available for review between March 10, 2022 until March 31, 2022.

The video presentation is available on the Town's YouTube Channel for a duration of 40 minutes. The presentation can be reviewed at your convenience.

Alternatively, the presentation slides can be downloaded here. 

Also, to help the viewers understand some of the technical terminologies used in the PIC # 1 slides, we have prepared a Glossary Sheet that can be accessed from the link here;

Please take the time to review the entire presentation and provide feedback on the Comment Form accessible through the link below;

Comment Form (Fillable) 

Comment Form 

Comment / Feedback for PIC # 1 will be received until March 31st 2022.

This is the first of two (2) scheduled PIC meetings.


If you have any comments, please email us to let us know.