These open channels are mostly in the rural areas of the City and provide for the collection of rain water from road surfaces. Ditching involves the annual maintenance, improvement or creation of new road side ditches.  This operation prevents flooding of traffic lanes and adjacent properties.

Vegetated ditches help prevent erosion and silting of our rivers. Ditching will not be carried out simply to remove grass etc., but only when water flow is restricted.   

The repair and replacement of culverts is also included as part of this activity.

For additional help, contact information or to submit a service request visit  Access 311.