The municipality of Lac-Sergent faces certain challenges, including the risk of flooding and the degradation of the water quality of Sergent Lake. With climate change, the increase in precipitation intensity and frequency will inevitably increase surface runoff and thus bank erosion and sedimentation. More importantly, Sergent Lake is located upstream from downtown Saint-Raymond, which experiences frequent flooding. This project aims to reduce the amount of runoff water by incorporating natural water management infrastructure, such as rain gardens, on residential properties.
This project is part of the sponge city initiative “Ville Éponge” of CRE Capitale-Nationale.