Google Translate
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

Soil & Erosion


The management of soils issues within Surrey involves either material that has been moved from its original location in the ground, or with soils still intact in their stratigraphy that have become affected by pollutants.  Soil material moved from its original location can be done intentionally through development or construction works where excavations are occuring, or the material may be moved through erosional effects caused by water or wind. 


Should you need to relocate soils from a site that potentially contains pollutants, a contaminated site, there are certain guidelines that must be adhered to to protect human health and prevent the creation of new contaminated sites.  Information to assist you in this process can be found within the City's Guide to Soil Relocation from Contaminated Sites


Soil that washes off construction sites during periods of wet weather can have detrimental impacts on drainage systems and the receiving waterways.  Erosion and sediment control is the practise of implementing both basic and engineered controls on construction sites to reduce the amount and volume of eroded soils washing off these sites when it rain.


To find out more information about the managment of soils related issues, or to find out permitting requirements involving erosion and sediment control or soil deposition, please follow the links below:

Erosion and Sediment Control

Ditch Enclosures

Soil Permits

Contaminated Sites