Port Moody has almost 80 km of watercourses extending throughout the City. Significant, fish-bearing watercourses account for 18 km of these, and include Noons Creek, Mossom Creek, Suterbrook Creek, and North and South Schoolhouse Creek. In urban environments, direct disharges and stormwater runoff can pollute watercourse. Our Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw prohibits direct discharges into storm sewers. As water moves across streets it collects oil, pesticides, and other chemicals. Integrated Stormwater Management Plans help provide recommendations for addressing non-point source pollution from stormwater.

Healthy Streams 

In urban environments, water runoff can pollute streams and other bodies of water. As water moves across streets it collects oil, pesticides, and other chemicals.

  To help keep our streams healthy, use the following tips around your home and garden:
  •  do not dump anything directly in a stream or storm sewer; the Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw prohibits discharge into streams and storm sewers
  • avoid the use of weed killers and other pesticides – many pesticides that are legally allowed for sale cannot be used on residential and City lands in Port Moody under our Pesticide Use Control Bylaw
  • don't use landscaping plastic because this increases runoff
  • slowly drain your hot tub or pool into the ground or sewer system – never drain into streets or storm drains
  • fix oil and transmission leaks on your vehicle
  • wash your car at a car wash – otherwise use minimal soap and park on grassy or gravel surfaces
  • sweep your driveways and walkways instead of using a hose
  • consider using gravel instead of pavement to reduce runoff
  • keep streams shaded with trees and brush; the City protects streamside setbacks from land altering and development activities
  • don't let litter or trash enter streams
  • keep your pets away from streams
  • You can dispose of leftover paints, solvents, flammable liquids, pesticides, and gasoline to: Biggar Bottle Depot, 2577 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam
  • do not dump anything directly in a stream or storm sewer; the Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw prohibits discharge into streams and storm sewers

  • avoid the use of weed killers and other pesticides – many pesticides that are legally allowed for sale cannot be used on residential and City lands in Port Moody under our Pesticide Use Control Bylaw

  • don't use landscaping plastic because this increases runoff

  • slowly drain your hot tub or pool into the ground or sewer system – never drain into streets or storm drains

  • fix oil and transmission leaks on your vehicle

  • wash your car at a car wash – otherwise use minimal soap and park on grassy or gravel surfaces

  • sweep your driveways and walkways instead of using a hose

  • consider using gravel instead of pavement to reduce runoff

  • keep streams shaded with trees and brush; the City protects streamside setbacks from land altering and development activities

  • don't let litter or trash enter streams

  • keep your pets away from streams

    • do not dump anything directly in a stream or storm sewer; the Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw prohibits discharge into streams and storm sewers

    • avoid the use of weed killers and other pesticides – many pesticides that are legally allowed for sale cannot be used on residential and City lands in Port Moody under our Pesticide Use Control Bylaw

    • don't use landscaping plastic because this increases runoff

    • slowly drain your hot tub or pool into the ground or sewer system – never drain into streets or storm drains

    • fix oil and transmission leaks on your vehicle

    • wash your car at a car wash – otherwise use minimal soap and park on grassy or gravel surfaces

    • sweep your driveways and walkways instead of using a hose

    • consider using gravel instead of pavement to reduce runoff

    • keep streams shaded with trees and brush; the City protects streamside setbacks from land altering and development activities

    • don't let litter or trash enter streams

    • keep your pets away from streams

      • do not dump anything directly in a stream or storm sewer; the Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw prohibits discharge into streams and storm sewers

      • avoid the use of weed killers and other pesticides – many pesticides that are legally allowed for sale cannot be used on residential and City lands in Port Moody under our Pesticide Use Control Bylaw

      • don't use landscaping plastic because this increases runoff

      • slowly drain your hot tub or pool into the ground or sewer system – never drain into streets or storm drains

      • fix oil and transmission leaks on your vehicle

      • wash your car at a car wash – otherwise use minimal soap and park on grassy or gravel surfaces

      • sweep your driveways and walkways instead of using a hose

      • consider using gravel instead of pavement to reduce runoff

      • keep streams shaded with trees and brush; the City protects streamside setbacks from land altering and development activities

      • don't let litter or trash enter streams

      • keep your pets away from streams

         

        do not dump anything directly in a stream or storm sewer; the Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw prohibits discharge into streams and storm sewers

        avoid the use of weed killers and other pesticides – many pesticides that are legally allowed for sale cannot be used on residential and City lands in Port Moody under our Pesticide Use Control Bylaw

        don't use landscaping plastic because this increases runoff

        slowly drain your hot tub or pool into the ground or sewer system – never drain into streets or storm drains

        fix oil and transmission leaks on your vehicle

        wash your car at a car wash – otherwise use minimal soap and park on grassy or gravel surfaces

        sweep your driveways and walkways instead of using a hose

        consider using gravel instead of pavement to reduce runoff

        keep streams shaded with trees and brush; the City protects streamside setbacks from land altering and development activities

        don't let litter or trash enter streams

        keep your pets away from streams

         

Hatcheries

Port Moody is home to two hatcheries. Mossom Creek Hatchery is run by the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society and has been active since 1976, providing educational opportunities and protecting, monitoring and enhancing Mossom Creek. Noons Creek Hatchery is run by the Port Moody Ecological Society and has been active since 1991. It is a coho and chum salmon hatchery and water quality testing laboratory, and leads community outreach programmes.