Bioswales

The County of Grande Prairie invites residents and the public to learn more about innovative stormwater management in the Hamlet of Clairmont. Join us for one of our two free information sessions to learn about bioswales, the environmentally friendly storm management systems in Clairmont ditches that are designed to manage and clean polluted stormwater.

Bioswale Information Sessions: 

  • Tuesday, October 22 - Lakeview Seniors Housing, Clairmont from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

           Register for this information session

  • Tuesday, October 22 - Wellington Resource Centre, Clairmont from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

           Register for this information session

Bioswales have tremendous environmental benefits as they can reduce polluted stormwater runoff from roads and treat the stormwater. This is safer and healthier for the community and helps prevent contaminated stormwater from entering Clairmont Lake. Polluted stormwater from roads and parking is caused by vehicles, construction debris and other activities.

With urban areas generating as much as 20 times more runoff than natural landscapes, these bioswales minimize erosion, and filter and cleanse runoff from roads in a small footprint using carefully placed vegetation, plants and soils.

For more information, contact Agricultural Services at 780-532-9727.