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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Erosion and Sediment Control


Surrey City Council is committed to improving the water quality of our creeks and the local aquatic environments through the promotion and adoption of sustainable development practices within Surrey.  Studies of urban watersheds around the world have identified construction sites as being the number one source of stormwater pollution in our neighbourhoods, with the principle contaminant being soil; commonly referred to as “sediment” once it erodes and becomes suspended in the water column.


While the inherent nature of development and construction exposes large quantities and areas of soil to the elements; these sites when managed appropriately can significantly reduce the pollutant loading in the stormwater leaving sites during rain events.


The core to the City’s strategy to managing this pollutant source is the Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) By-law that was enacted by Council in March 2007. The ESC By-law sets forth mandatory standards for site ESC planning and the adoption of Best Management Practises during construction; aimed at ensuring that sites discharge is no greater than permissible maximum discharge level for Total Suspended Solids, 75mg/L TSS.


Follow the links to obtain more information about the ESC by-law and site requirements:

Erosion & Sediment Control By-law

Understanding the ESC By-law

Information for Small Construction Sites

Information for Large Construction Sites

Other Resources & FAQs