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REPORT TO:Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING:February8, 2021 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Claire Bennett, Corporate Sustainability Officer, x7322 <br />PREPARED BY:Sarah Fries, Sustainability Office Associate, x7137 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED:All <br />nd <br />DATE OF REPORT:January 22, 2021 <br />REPORT NO.:DSD-21-021 <br />SUBJECT:Stormwater Market Incentive Program <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />THAT staff proceed with the development of a Market Incentive Program to encourage <br />implementation of source-control stormwater management practices on private properties <br />and report back to Council with recommended program details by December 2021. <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br />The purpose of this report is to inform council on the statusandproposed approachof a <br />KitchenerStormwater Market Incentive Program (MIP) for private properties. <br />The Stormwater Utility has allocated capital funds towards the development and implementation <br />of a MIP. <br />A comprehensive communication and engagement plan to INFORM, CONSULT, and <br />COLLABORATE will be developed. <br />This report supports Environmental Leadership through disaster mitigation and improvements <br />to water quality and private-property runoff into the municipal system;Environmental Leadership <br />by implementing elements of the Corporate Climate Action Plan;A Caring Community in <br />improving green spaces and improving air and water quality;and A Vibrant Economy by <br />supporting local economic development. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Kitchener completed the 2016 Integrated Stormwater Management Master Plan (ISWM-MP), to <br />advance a -of-the- <br />that solving deficient stormwater infrastructure would need to be a joint effort among public and <br />private landowners since the majority of impervious surfaces generating stormwater run-off is <br />privately owned. One of the core projects includes the development and launch of a market-based <br />incentive for private landowners to install green infrastructure on their property to manage <br />stormwater at its source and reduce runoffinto the municipal stormwater system. A market-based <br />program is an important strategyto reduce flooding given that the majority of land in Kitchener is <br />owned privately. <br />Impacts from extreme precipitation eventsare substantial and wide-ranging, from surface water <br />flooding and heavy rainfall overloading the capacity of the drainage systemto increasing wind events <br />and temperatures hovering around zero in winter months.Regional climate impact studies on risk <br />and vulnerability show total annual precipitationis projected to increase 4-6% by the 2020s and 8- <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />6 - 1 <br />