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Lot Grading Issues Brochure (PDF 1229KB)
It's the contour of the surface of your lot. The lot grading should generally direct water away from the foundation and towards public property.
The City of Grande Prairie's Lot Grading Bylaw C-1240 (PDF 35KB) requires any new residential or commercial developments to design the lot elevations on their parcel in accordance to the approved drainage plan and Bylaws C-1240 and C-1241. Any major redevelopments or any work being done that may significantly alter the onsite drainage must also abide by these Bylaws.
Engineering Services is working to prepare a new lot grading bylaw to allow for better management of both Residential and Commercial Lot Grading. This draft can be viewed here.
There are typically three drainage systems to consider on residential properties:
Check out our Drainage Systems page for more information.
If you have a complaint regarding residential drainage, please view the documents available in the top right corner of this page for information regarding how to maintain your grading and how to address drainage issues.
If your drainage issue requires further assistance after reviewing the drainage documents and following the procedures outlined in them, please contact Engineering Services at 780-538-0417.
There are typically four drainage systems to consider on commercial properties:
All multi-family housing, commercial, industrial and institutional developments require stormwater to be managed. The parcel needs to be designed according to our Engineering Design Standards, Section 12 - Storm Drainage System (PDF 670KB).
Check out our page for general information on stormwater.
If you have a complaint regarding commercial drainage please view the documents available in the top right corner of this page for information regarding how to maintain your grading and how to address drainage issues. While the information is directed towards residential properties, drainage issues on commercial sites can often be resolved in a similar manner.
For drainage issues regarding public property or for more information please contact Engineering Services at 780-538-0417.
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