Parks & pathway advisory update: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
The forecast shows a break in the rain fall for now. The City of Airdrie will continue to monitor water levels, particularly around parks, pathways and bridges. Residents are encouraged to stay away from bodies of water and running water and to obey all pathway and bridge closures marked with signage.
Nose Creek Park has been assessed and a decision has been made to move ahead with the Airdrie Pride Festival as planned tomorrow. Barricades will be in place to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day.
Watch for road closures on Saturday related to the Airdrie Pride Festival. More information on these coming
Rainfall Alert: Friday, June 21, 2019 11:45 a.m.
Due to heavy and continuous rainfall in Airdrie, the pathways and bridges in Nose Creek and East Lake Park have been closed. The City of Airdrie will continue to monitor and provide updates but advises caution in all areas with water including Sagewood and Chinook Winds baseball diamonds.
It is important to stay away from moving water as it can be deeper and is moving much faster than it appears. As it continues to rain, the land around bridges can erode and create a significant safety concern. Take extra precaution with children and pets.
To help keep water away from the foundation of your home, ensure your downspouts are directed away from your home and remove any blockages from swales and catch basins to allow water to flow.
Updates will be provided regarding accessibility of City of Airdrie Parks along with information regarding tomorrow's Pride Festival planned for Nose Creek Park.
Property flooding related information
Here are some short and longer term tips prevent basement seepage.
Clean and check eavestroughs in the spring and fall and remove any debris
Position downspouts away from the house, toward the front or rear of your property (at least six feet from your foundation).
Slope areas next to the foundation away from your house
Landscape to allow water to drain away from the foundation
Waterproof cracks in your foundation walls and sidewalks
If water pools by the storm drain, give it 90 minutes to drain. The City has devices in the storm drains that allow the water to drain slowly and not overload the stormwater system.
If there are still issues with pooling, residents can call Water Services at 403-948-8871.
What is a sump pump? It is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water-collecting basin commonly found in your basement. It pushes water outside your home and drains onto your property.
Correct placement for your sump pump hose
Drain away from your home, onto a grassy area or permeable surface that way the water is absorbed. Water from the sump pump may be used to water grass, trees and shrubs found on your property.
Continue to move the hose so you do not over water one specific area.
Incorrect placement for your sump pump hose
- Onto lanes or streets
- Onto sidewalks or catch basins
- Floor drain in your home
- Neighbouring properties
- Stormwater ponds
- Greenspaces or natural areas
Emergency Management Coordinator