Once Final Grade Approval has been issued, the property owner is responsible to maintain the surface grading (lot grading) in perpetuity. The City of Edmonton, at any time, may require the property owner to maintain the surface grading if alterations or settlements result in surface drainage problems.
The following pictures illustrate the good maintained surface grade and the gradings which require maintenance.
Reports, Letters or Notices will be utilized to convey notification of impending enforcement to the property owner, builder, or developer. Subsequent fines may then be imposed for the properties that do not comply with the Drainage Bylaw, or the Lot Grading Guidelines. In most cases, notification is sent to the current registered property owner.
For areas developed before 1993, please refer to Surface Drainage Problems (EPCOR) on how to deal with drainage problems.