Soil removal and tree clearing has begun for the Willing Park detention pond near the Valley View Estates neighbourhood.

Stormwater plan work continues in Langford’s Valley View neighbourhood

Earth moved in Willing Park project will help create playing field in area

Work has commenced on the Willing Park detention pond, the final piece of the puzzle in the City of Langford’s stormwater management plan for South Langford.

Langford awarded a contract for about $1.1 million for the work to Western Watershed Designs, Inc. at the regular meeting of council on Feb. 16.

Willing Park is located off Happy Valley Road near Langford’s border with Metchosin, adjacent to the Valley View Estates residential development.

The city constructed a sediment pond last summer to enable the contractor to dewater the site during construction of the new detention pond. Soil that is appropriate will be used for a playing field to be located nearby. The work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2015.

Langford obtained a Flood Protection Plan grant in 2013 for the Willing pond work, the last of the city’s five regional detention ponds in South Langford. The provincial and federal government will each provide one third of the funding for the new pond through a Canada Building Grant.

Victor Chen from Langford’s engineering department said the work is an important part of Langford’s flood solution plan.

“We’re also adding a trail around the pond in Willing Park,” Chen said.

Langford’s share will come from the Stormwater Development Cost Charge program funded by development.

The new pond will not address stormwater from new development, however. Subsequent developers will be required to meet the stipulations of the city’s land development and subdivision servicing bylaw and control stormwater on new sites, according to information posted on the city’s website.

news@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Sooke warm clothing program to expand to all SD62 elementary schools

Sooke volunteer works to keep all kids cozy on the playground

Police ready to evict tent city campers from Goldstream Park

Officers expected to begin moving in on campsite area at 11 a.m. Thursday morning

The Victoria International Wine Festival is back!

People can attend Sept. 20-21 at the Parkside Hotel and Spa

Victoria leads B.C. in rise of Employment Insurance recipients

Amount of people collecting EI surged in July

Rain and high winds to hit Vancouver Island this afternoon

Thursday and Friday to see downpour of 20 to 50mm and high winds on Vancouver Island

United Way asks Victoria to share local love

2018 campaign aims to raise another $5M

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

RCMP searching for suspects in brazen daytime break in

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

Seventh day of searching for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts are concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

BC Children’s Hospital warns of possible PayPal fraud

Recipients are asked to forward the emails to PayPal

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, or at home on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid centre

FBI described the Aberdeen incident as an ‘active shooter situation’

The hunt for online herb: feds seek dope on hazy world of pot’s ‘cryptomarket’

In less than a month, Canada to be first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana

Most Read