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 Town of Cochrane Engineering: Email