Bruce Beach Drain

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The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and presented a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. The Have Your Say HK website is being used to collect community feedback about the current drainage issues affecting residents.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the project by reading the news article below or by watching the video. We encourage you to ask questions and let us know your concerns by sharing a story.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and presented a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. The Have Your Say HK website is being used to collect community feedback about the current drainage issues affecting residents.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the project by reading the news article below or by watching the video. We encourage you to ask questions and let us know your concerns by sharing a story.

Help us identify the drainage issues on Bruce Beach Rd. by sharing stories and photos here. 

Thank you for providing your story. The story will be reviewed by staff and posted to the site within 2 business days. 

Please note: stories that are unrelated to the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage project will not be posted on the site. While we appreciate your contribution and will take your comments into consideration, we want this project page to stay true to its purpose, the Bruce Beach Rd. drainage issues. 

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Comment received on November 22nd

    16 days ago

    This letter does not address the capital cost for road resurfacing; this letter addresses the maintenance cost of a ditch.

    It only engages the chronology of petitions, maintenance costs, a typical roadside ditch and a second petition for the roadside trial ditch.

    It rebuts the statements:

    1 - Sept 5 2009 councilor JH speaks aside to a group of seated residents: ~ the road will be paved

    2 - Sept 5 2009 councilor AE speaks aside to same group ~ “we’re not building storm ponds”

    With

    Please see July 4, 2009 Drain Meeting Minutes Mayor speaks 9: July 4, 2009... Continue reading

  • Bruce Beach Road - drainage issue. Jim and Donna Clark #120

    by Jim Clark, 19 days ago

    Donna and I both agree that the proposed expensive infiltration solution as described is not needed at this time. We agree with many of the comments made by our fellow Bruce Beach Road residents to include and not limited to: inspect the properties on Lake Range Road and Highland Drive to ensure that there are no pipes draining directly onto the hill; continue monitoring the low tech/low cost solution of the ditch that was installed by the Township on the east side. Perhaps expanding the length and depth of the ditch would facilitate drainage; consider a in person meeting in... Continue reading

  • Bruce Beach Rd Drainage # 136-155

    by Heather, 19 days ago

    Although I will be repeating many of the opinions already presented I will add my views in hopes that the Huron Kinloss Council will understand the frustration of property owners on Bruce Beach Rd.

    As has been clearly demonstrated the "flooding" in the area of #136-155 Bruce Beach Rd is minimal, occurring for a few days in the spring, and causing no damage to structures or the integrity of the road. In fact the excess water has been much reduced since the Township constructed a small ditch on the east side of the road in the affected area. The residents... Continue reading

  • Issues in the Bruce Beach Drainage Project

    by Joan123, 19 days ago

    Issues to Date:

    Council held an in camera meeting immediately after after the Dietrich presentation on October 21, 2019. This was an election day and the scheduling of the Dietrich Presentation on Election Day sent a very negative message to the Bruce Beach Property owners with only 6 out of 71 property owners living in the local area. Council limited questions after the presentation to three by one person Al Brezina President Division Area 11 and Cameron Grove (who travelled 6 hours to attend). All the attendees for the presentation were there were asked to leave after the presentation due... Continue reading

  • Drainage - Bruce Beach Road

    by JJeffries, 20 days ago

    As a Bruce Beach cottage owner (seasonal only) do not support the proposed solutions. We do support a cost-benefit analysis to be done. The short term flooding issues near Highland Drive do not warrant the extensive work, in this writer's opinion. We will support the incremental approach that has been suggested by other Bruce Beach cottagers in this forum, that being a low tech, low cost extension/deepening of the existing ditch at the bottom of Highland Drive. An incremental solution would also include regular township maintenance of the outlet at cottage #98 between Lake Range Dr. and Lake Huron.


  • Timing of November 30th 2019 Information Meeting

    by dougandjutta, 20 days ago

    This comment represents the opinions of the property owners of Bruce Beach # 148 and 149:

    We strongly object to the timing of the information meeting on Nov. 30 at a date when most of the affected cottage owners, being seasonal residents only, are not able to attend. We were told at the May 25 meeting at the Point Clark Community Centre that subsequent meetings on this issue would be held on dates when most property owners could be present. What changed? In the Q & A section the following answer was given to the timing issue: A project under... Continue reading

  • Proposed solution for the section of Bruce Beach cottages #150 to #134 of an infiltration gallery

    by dougandjutta, 20 days ago

    This comment represents the opinions of the property owners of Bruce Beach # 148 and 149:

    We are very much in favour of having the source of the water flowing onto Bruce Beach Road between cottages #150 and 137 investigated first. We would like to see the properties along Lake Range and Highland inspected for pipes draining directly onto the hill or near the west end of their property from eaves, sump pumps, hot tubs, etc. and have these capped.

    And we are very much in favour of continuing and improving the low tech/ low cost solution of the... Continue reading

  • Drainage not needed Here-

    by burke cueny, 20 days ago

    The cottages 138-149 on Bruce Beach road do not need expense of a drainage program. There is no problem with water accrual.

    We have noted extensive tree cutting by owners on the west side of our road,(highland avenue) which can lead to possible drainage as the losses might not absorb all rain water. Nothing yet, has occurredto cause concerns.

    Cuenys 141

  • Bruce Beach Drainage Project Comparison to Key &Guiding Principles Presented to HK Council/ Dietrich

    by Joan123, 20 days ago

    Key principles:

    Key Principle #1: Options developed are acceptable to residents of Bruce Beach Rd.

    Progress to Date: In order to assist owners to understand the benefits versus the costs, a step was missed. Landowners are tax payers and they do not want to see their money directed into solutions that do not represent significant/ commensurate benefit. We prefer to see low cost and low tech solutions tried out before considering spending money on high cost/ high tech solutions. All the options/soultiions were not all costed and were not presented to the landowners on a cost-benefit basis. We respectfully request... Continue reading

  • Drainage problems

    by Louise, 20 days ago

    Since my cottage is affected by the drainage issue (#137 & 137-2), I have been very interested in the engineering company's presentation and took the time to come to Ripley especially for the October 21st meeting. I was particularly annoyed that the HK council meeting was scheduled for voting day (for the federal election), since I had been at the cottage over the Thanksgiving weekend when advanced polls were held at home (Toronto), so had to vote on voting day before coming up to Bruce Beach. Also, since most cottagers would have closed for the winter, they were not able... Continue reading