Manitoba Housing has been putting in an excessive amount of effort this summer to correct issues that stem from improper resident drainage. Please ensure that all sump pump hoses drain on to your own property and not out into the public spaces around the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood association has been asked to distribute the below message.
Manitoba Housing, as developer of the Bridgwater Neighbourhoods, has recently undertaken repair work of numerous Public Reserve (PR) areas in the Bridgwater Lakes neighbourhood. This repair work is the result of sump pump runoff from adjacent homes discharging directly onto the PR Areas. The discharge has caused significant damage to these areas. To the adjacent homeowners that directly back onto these PR Areas, please ensure that sump pump water is discharged within the lot and does not drain directly onto adjacent property. For reference please see Section 5 Subsection 10 of the City of Winnipeg By-law # 7294/98 (Lot Grading) which states that you shall not “cause discharge water to drain directly onto adjacent property and streets.”
Please contact Adule Chris at Manitoba Housing at 204-945-4783 if you know of a property that is discharging sump pump runoff onto the adjacent Public Reserve area.