From the Mayor
Update: Glen Williams Flooding2019-03-07 15:09:002019-03-07 15:09:00Mayor Rick Bonnette's Monthly Column
It has been a long and difficult winter for residents of Halton Hills, with significant snow, freezing temperatures and ice. As if this weren't hard enough to endure, the Glen Williams area along the Credit River is faced with potential flooding conditions.
The Town of Halton Hills, in collaboration with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority continually monitors the water flow and ice build-up of the Credit River. Typically the Credit River does back up and spill over into the floodplain, often impacting private property. Historically, significant flooding along the banks of the Credit River within the Hamlet of Glen Williams required CVC and the Town to undertake work to improve the water flow and stabilize the banks. This year, significant ice has formed, resulting in higher than normal water levels.
On March 6, I visited the Glen along with Councillor Bryan Lewis and Superintendent of Public Works Dick Spear. It was important for us to see firsthand the condition of the area and the efforts being made to mitigate potential damage and risk to residents.
R & M Construction of Acton were engaged to break ice and attempt to re-route water away from homes, with the use of an excavator, and huge sand bags placed along the river at Sheila Law Park. With cooperation from Mother Nature, water will work its way downstream on the river's east side and lower the existing level.
We'll have any ongoing further updates posted to the Town's social media channels and on my Twitter feed. Residents with concerns should contact 905-873-2601 x 2603.
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