Swales are the small culverts at the edge of some residential properties that help direct water away from homes. If you have a swale on your property, it is your responsibility to ensure it remains clear and free of debris so that water can drain freely.

Love your swale

Show your swale a little love and it will help water drain away from your home, your neighbours’ homes and all the way to the storm sewer:

  • check your swales every week or two
  • clear out leaves and other debris
  • don’t direct downspounts into swales

If you have questions about the swale on your property, please contact us:

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