WHEREAS I wish to participate in the adopt a drain campaign located in Kitchener Ontario (the Activities). IN CONSIDERATION of my participation in the Activities:

  1. ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I acknowledge that such Activities may involve risks of injury or death in connection with exposure to harmful substances, vehicular traffic, contact with vehicles, snow and ice, slip & falls, trip & falls, strained or sore back, periods of standing, kneeling, lifting, physical exertion among other things and must exercise appropriate care to avoid injury. I acknowledge and voluntarily assume all risks of injury and/or death associated with the Activities, inherent and otherwise, and whether or not described above, including those which may result from the negligent acts or omissions of other participants, the City of Kitchener & Reep Green Solutions, or any of their respective councillors, directors, officers, departments, employees, volunteers, contractors, and/or agents.

  2. RELEASE: I, my heirs, executors, estate trustees with or without a will, administrators, successors and assigns do hereby release and forever discharge the City of Kitchener & Reep Green Solutions and all of their respective councillors, directors, officers, departments, employees, volunteers, contractors, and agents from any claims, demands, and/or causes of action, whether in law or equity, in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property, arising out of my participation in or attendance at the Activities.

  3. INDEMNITY: I hereby undertake to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Kitchener & Reep Green Solutions and all of their respective councillors, directors, officers, departments, employees, volunteers, contractors, and agents from and against any and all liability, loss, damage or cost incurred by any or all of them arising out of, resulting from, or contributed to by my negligence in connection with the Activities or the negligence of the City of Kitchener & Reep Green Solutions.

  4. SEVERABILITY: Each provision of this Agreement shall be severable. If any provision of it is illegal or invalid, the illegality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Agreement.

  5. INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE: I acknowledge that I am encouraged to obtain independent legal advice prior to the execution of this Agreement and that I have either obtained same or chosen to waive such independent legal advice. I also acknowledge that I am signing my rights away to sue the City of Kitchener & Reep Green Solutions for anything and everything which may result from my participation in the Activity.

  6. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I acknowledge and understand that I am voluntarily participating in the Activity, and that I will receive no compensation or insurance coverage for my participation. I also understand that I should not perform any task that I feel to be dangerous and reserve the right to withdraw from participation in the Activities. I am encouraged to contact the city of origin if I notice any physical damage or issues with the storm drain. I will not adopt storm drain that is located on high-traffic roads due to increased danger to me and others. I agree to have full knowledge and understanding of the safety precautions for maintaining and clearing the adopted storm drain of debris as stated within the Activities material.

I will watch out for others who are using the road or area and hazards such as slippery surfaces, leaves, snow or ice. I will only clear away leaves, ice, snow and debris when it is safe to do so. I will stand on the curb and use a rake or shovel to remove debris from the storm drain. I will avoid entering the street whenever possible. I will always check for traffic and use extreme caution to ensure that I am visible to vehicles, pedestrians, or other road users and be aware of my surroundings. I will never attempt to remove the grate. Finally, I will ensure I consult my physician or other health care professional before starting the Activities to determine if it is appropriate for me. This is particularly true if I (or my family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if I have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, other health related issues or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. I will not start the Activities if my physician or health care provider advises against it. If I experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while engaged in the Activates, I will stop immediately and seek medical attention.

I have carefully read this Agreement and fully understand its contents. By selecting OK I acknowledge that I am 18 years old and of capacity to sign this agreement.

Rain Maps

Reep Green Solutions Adopt A Storm Drain Campaign


We are encouraging people in Kitchener to work together to prevent flooding from clogged storm drains. By adopting a storm drain and committing to keep it clear of snow and ice, leaves and other debris, you are helping to protect your home and those of your neighbours. Use the interactive mapping tool and adopt a storm drain on your street. We also want to hear your insights as to how water flows in your neighbourhood, and report the location of any stormwater related issues. This will help us to better deliver programs in your area.

  • To move the map, click and drag to your area of interest, zoom in and out using the mouse wheel or the + and - buttons

  • To drop a pin to ‘Adopt a Storm Drain’ and/or to ‘Place a Comment’, select the appropriate icon at the top of the map and then click on a location and input your answer. Comments may be removed at the discretion of the tool administrator.

  • To see who else has adopted a storm drain in your community or to read others comments, simply click on their pin.

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