Stormwater bylaws in Calgary
Stormwater Bylaws ensure correct water use and drainage from your property to the City’s stormwater system.
The stormwater system in Calgary is a network of catch basins, drains, pipes and ponds designed to channel water from rainstorms or melting snow to the river. Learn more about our stormwater management system.
For an overview of what stormwater bylaws mean to you, see the following pages or the view the in-depth resources below:
Stormwater Bylaw resources
Bylaws related to drainage
This page has an overview of the stormwater bylaws in Calgary, highlights on parts of the bylaw important to homeowners and access to reference guides and brochures. You can also find answers to common questions in our Stormwater Bylaw FAQ.
Bylaws related to storm sewers
This page has an overview of the bylaws related to our storm sewer system, including information on directing storm drainage like downspouts and eaves troughs, and surface drainage facilities like swales and storm drains.