Integrated Urban Water Plan

Planning for Vaughan's future water needs. 

As Vaughan’s communities continue to grow, so does the demand on our water infrastructure. Whether it’s running from the tap, draining into sewers or helping to mitigate flooding – do you know how our water, wastewater and stormwater systems are maintained and managed?

A pong with logs and lily pads.

The City of Vaughan is developing an Urban Water Plan to provide water, wastewater and stormwater management systems that are safe and reliable for current and future generations.


The City is responsible for managing stormwater systems, local water distribution and pumping, and local wastewater collection and pumping. The City’s water systems include:

  • wastewater collection systems, including sewers, manholes and pumping stations.

  • water distribution systems, including watermains, chambers, valves and booster stations.

  • drainage collection systems, such as storm sewers, manholes and catch basins.

  • stormwater management facilities, such as wet and dry ponds, hybrid wetlands, underground storage tanks, infiltration trenches/galleries and oil and grit separator units.

  • natural heritage features that provide stormwater-related environmental services, such as water quality improvement and water quantity regulation. 


Get involved

An in-person session was held on Feb. 5, thank you to everyone who attended. For those unable to attend the in-person session, you can still get involved! 


Review the below material to learn more about how we are planning for increased water demands, and how our system of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure (such as pipes, watermains and drains) will grow. During this session, residents will be able to provide input and speak to the project team directly. 


Questions, comments and feedback can be submitted through an online commenting form or via email at until Tuesday, Feb. 20


Input collected throughout the study process will help inform final recommendations.