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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

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Integrated Stormwater Management Plan


In British Columbia, the term Integrated Stormwater Management Planning (ISMP) has gained widespread acceptance by local governments and environmental agencies to describe a comprehensive, ecosystem-based approach to rainwater management.  The purpose of an ISMP is to provide direction for future development plans and identify infrastructure needs.  The goal is to balance:

  • Land use planning;
  • Stormwater engineering;
  • Flood and erosion protection; and
  • Environmental protection.

In the past, stormwater management planning had a primary function to identify the infrastructure needed to service increased development.  The impacts of development were given little consideration.

Today’s stormwater management planning has evolved significantly to become a comprehensive approach to also include the preservation and utilization of resources within a watershed.  An ISMP is intended to balance the land use needs with the natural values and functions of the watershed.


  • Drainage Systems
  • Reacting to Problems
  • Engineer-Driven
  • Protect Property
  • Pipe and Convey
  • Unilateral Decisions
  • Local Government Ownership          
  • Extreme Storm Focus
  • Peak Flow Thinking! 





  • Ecosystems
  • Preventing Problems
  • Interdisciplinary Team-Driven
  • Protect Property & Habitat
  • Mimic Natural Processes
  • Concensus-based Decisions
  • Partnerships with Others
  • Rainwater Integrated with Land Use
  • Volume-based Thinking!


The Ministry has developed a Guidebook for developing and implementing ISMPs.  To view please follow the link:   Stormwater Planning Guidebook - Chapter 9

Surrey is committed to complete ISMPs for each watershed across the city as part of Metro Vancouver’s LWMP. Below is a map identifying the numerous watersheds within the City and a list of Surrey’s active and complete ISMPs.

  • Hyland Creek ISMP
  • Cougar Creek ISMP
  • Erickson Creek ISMP
  • Fergus Creek ISMP
  • Clayton ISMP
  • Old Logging Ditch and Burrow’s Ditch ISMP

 The Campbell Watershed "Little Campbell River" ISMP process differs from other watershed ISMPs in Surrey. Due to the large size of the Campbell Watershed a scoping study is occuring in the area to define sub-watersheds within which ISMPs can be completed.