Mill Creek Flood Plain Bylaw
This bylaw regulates development of land and building construction that is subject to flooding by Mill Creek.
Historically, the Provincial Ministry of Environment (MOE) actively participated in the floodplain development decisions and standards. However, MOE has recently dissolved its role in this capacity and this responsibility now rests with local government to keep its communities safe
We have invested in the review and implementation of the Floodplain Bylaw to protect future development and redevelopment in the Mill Creek floodplain area by establishing Flood Construction Levels (FCL). A FCL is the elevation of the lowest habitable floor of a building under construction. The FCL sets the minimum level whereby protection of a property may be reasonably assured in the event of a major flood event.
These construction measures establish greater certainty when estimating building construction costs in the short term, and will provide for long term financial stability due to decreased property damage when disaster strikes. The bylaw will responsibly address ‘duty of care’ to its citizens regarding floodplain hazard management.