41 Results for asset management

Yesterday, the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced spending on a number of new projects, including for asset management plans, stormwater and drainage feasibility assessments, and wastewater systems. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the FCM announced over $3 million in funding…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:22am

On March 19th, the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) hosted a provincial Lobby Day at Queen’s Park to launch their new Asset Management Planning (AMP), The State of Ontario Water and Waster Infrastructure. The report examines the water and wastewater infrastructure assets of 30 municipalities across the province…

April 02, 2018 @ 1:59pm

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia will receive funding from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) to support upgrades to the town’s wastewater treatment plant. Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore–St. Margaret's; Derek Mombourquette, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs; and David Mitchell, Mayor of the Town of Bridgewater, today…

March 22, 2018 @ 10:49am

On Friday, the City of Winnipeg released its 2018 State of the Infrastructure Report. This release marks the first time the city has been able to strategically categorize its assets and grade their physical conditions. The city’s current asset inventory has a replacement value of approximately $35 billion, and an…

March 19, 2018 @ 11:29am

Returns from the federal Gas Tax Fund have made a large impact on municipalities in British Columbia. Combined, East Kootenay, Nanaimo, Nelson, North Cowichan, and Squamish will receive nearly $20 million for water-related projects. Both the City of Nelson and the Regional District of East Kootenay will receive $6 million.…

March 12, 2018 @ 11:20am

Researchers at Concordia University applied new research in asset management and were able to cut lifecycle costs for road and water networks in Kelowna, B.C. by 33 per cent. The technical paper, Multiobjective Framework for Managing Municipal Integrated Infrastructure, was published by the Journal of Construction and Engineering Management and…

February 21, 2018 @ 10:48am

The Regional Municipality of York has updated its Corporate Asset Management Policy, improving the coordination and affordability in the management of over $5 billion in water and wastewater assets. Since the region initially adopted its Corporate Asset Management Policy in 2013, its total asset holding have risen to over $11 billion…

February 16, 2018 @ 10:42am

Mississauga-based KSB Pumps Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply twelve large wastewater pumps for the Woodward Avenue Main Pumping Station in Hamilton, Ontario. “This contract required a combination of high pumping efficiency, good NPSH performance, and the ability to deal with solid materials in the un-screened wastewater and…

December 04, 2017 @ 10:18am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 19 communities that will participate in the next two-year cycle of the Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN). “This is a great opportunity to share ideas and best practices with municipalities across Canada to advance how we…

December 01, 2017 @ 11:55am

Nanaimo, B.C. has taken measures to oversee and change its project management practices following the November 20th release of a Deloitte Report on capital project management as part of the city's Core Services Review. City of Nanaimo Capital Project Planning, Design, Delivery and Operation Process Review by Deloitte assessed and…

November 24, 2017 @ 12:27pm

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to announce that, as of November 10, 2017, two major components of the Erickson water system infrastructure replacement project have been completed. The original 11km long 1929 Arrow Creek main line is now fully pressurized, and the Erickson open water storage…

November 22, 2017 @ 11:25am

Canada’s Manulife Financial Corporation is the first life insurance company to enter the green bonds market. Manulife has completed its previously announced offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars principal amount of 3.00 per cent subordinated notes due November 21st, 2029 and having a first call date of November…

November 21, 2017 @ 5:18pm

Saint-Pascal, Quebec has invested in safer shoreline assets at Camp Richelieu with $8,750 in funding from the Government of Canada. The investment was announced today by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), on the occasion of the inauguration of shoreline…

November 16, 2017 @ 11:31am

Market research from Technavio suggests that the global pinch valve market will grow at a rate of 5 per cent CAGR between 2017 and 2021. The report looks at market segmentations based on end-users in the food and beverage industry, healthcare industry, water and wastewater industry, chemical industry, and other.…

November 13, 2017 @ 10:48am

The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario has been accepted into the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) new Climate and Asset Management Network, which is available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program. Delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, Thunder Bay’s admission to…

November 09, 2017 @ 12:39pm

On Friday, Toronto city staff recommended to the city’s budget committee the 2018 operating and capital budget for the city’s water utility. "The proposed rate supported budgets support fiscal sustainability and will ensure the city delivers high quality services and makes improvements to our aging infrastructure," said Councillor Gary Crawford,…

November 06, 2017 @ 6:35am

With the approval of its 2018 Water and Wastewater Capital Budget, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario will no longer have a water infrastructure deficit. City council approved the proposed 2018 Water and Wastewater Capital Budget at their October 31st Special Council meeting. The budget is supported by the property owners who use the…

November 02, 2017 @ 9:56am

Yesterday, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced the installation of a new water spillway to improve safety and replacement of the smallest generator at its historic Ranney Falls Generating Station in the Campbellford area. Replacing the existing century-old unit was a necessary economic decision for the company. The station refurbishment will…

October 19, 2017 @ 8:39am

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission released a new report today, Only the Pipes Should be Hidden: Best practices for pricing and improving municipal water and wastewater services. The report argues for higher user fees and looks to examples from across the country in how new water management programs are being implemented. The report…

September 26, 2017 @ 10:25am

The last time Souris upgraded its water and sewer lines, Swiss Family Robinson was playing in theatres, Bobby Lewis’s “Tossin’ and Turnin’” was the number one song, and the population of Prince Edward Island was 104,629 (up to 146,283 as of 2014.) It was 1961, and the growing seaside town…

September 25, 2017 @ 9:21am

Due to funding from the federal and provincial levels of governments, the Municipality of Saint-Isidore, Quebec now has new drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. ‟The Government of Quebec works in a spirit of collaboration with municipalities to help them renew their public infrastructure,” said Dominique Vien, MNA for Bellechasse, Minister Responsible for Labour, and…

September 22, 2017 @ 12:29pm

Ottawa continues to produce and deliver some of the highest quality and safest drinking water in the world, according to a report received by the Environment and Climate Protection Committee. For the fifth year in a row, the Ottawa’s drinking water systems were rated as 100 per cent in conformance with the…

September 21, 2017 @ 9:37am

A riverbank stabilization project in Winnipeg has been completed. The successful project on Lyndale Drive improves the reliability of the city's primary dike, protects the road and nearby utilities, and at the same time enhances the riverbank area. “This project will not only provide functional upgrades to the riverbank through…

September 15, 2017 @ 10:12am

Cambridge, Ontario, has won an award for its innovative sewer maintenance practice of ice pigging. Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Lynn Dollin, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), presented a Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award to the City of Cambridge for its innovative practice. The…

August 22, 2017 @ 9:55am

WSP Global Inc. and UEM Edgenta Berhad have announced that they have entered into an agreement under which WSP will acquire UEM Edgenta's 61.2 per cent in Opus International Consultants Limited (OIC), through a New Zealand takeover offer. WSP has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, filed a notice of intention to…

August 14, 2017 @ 1:04pm

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has awarded Mississauga-based, Pure Technologies, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pure Technologies U.S. Inc., a contract worth up to US$10 million over five years for condition assessment of their major water and sewer pipelines. Using its proprietary technologies and solutions, Pure will collect new pipeline inspection…

August 09, 2017 @ 9:21am

Pure Technologies announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pure Technologies U.S.  has been awarded new work through Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) worth up to US$30 million over five years by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. The new contract will allow the company to work beyond August, 2017, when an existing…

August 08, 2017 @ 10:02am

On June 28th, Tay Township, Ontario, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to acknowledge the completion of upgrades to the Victoria Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction began in May, 2016, and wrapped up this month, marking the first significant upgrade to the Victoria Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant since it was originally constructed…

July 12, 2017 @ 10:34am

Lethbridge, Alberta, will receive $12.2 million in federal investment for several water infrastructure projects, including wetlands mitigation. Yesterday, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East; Chris Spearman, Mayor of Lethbridge; and Reeve Lorne Hickey, Lethbridge County, announced that a new project in the City of Lethbridge and another…

July 05, 2017 @ 10:04am

After its June 29th meeting, York Regional Council of Ontario has announced a number of energy consumption successes, including reductions to its wastewater inflow and infiltration volumes that make for a total of 29 per cent of its 2031 reduction target. The region was able to reduce inflow and infiltration…

July 04, 2017 @ 4:10pm

Both Ontario and the federal government are investing in the City of Windsor’s water infrastructure. Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, joined Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens to announce that 13 new projects in Windsor have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. "Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential…

June 13, 2017 @ 9:44am

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will invest in local water infrastructure to provide modern services for stormwater and drinking water. These investments aim to continue safeguarding the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways, and preserve local ecosystems. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and…

June 09, 2017 @ 11:29am

On June 2nd, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout the province. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the…

June 05, 2017 @ 1:13pm

There is an enormous opportunity in the Province of Ontario, to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions through the municipal water sector. That is the overarching message of a new report from the Ontario Environment Commissioner, Dianne Saxe's office released this week. While several U.S. studies and one earlier report…

May 31, 2017 @ 11:03am

More than $131 million from the Water for Life and the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership grant programs will support 29 water infrastructure projects across the province. Once projects get underway, the investment will help sustain approximately 900 jobs. The approved projects include a wastewater line from Sylvan Lake to Red…

May 30, 2017 @ 10:09am

The City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility Department is exploring the possibility of offering a Low Income Financial and Technical (LIFT) program for low income customers of the Utility. The intent of the program would be to provide those in need of assistance with an opportunity to have their…

May 09, 2017 @ 10:56am

Luc Duval has resigned his position as director of Public Works and Engineering with the City of Timmins, effective as of April 10, 2017. Duval has been an employee of the City of Timmins since June 25, 2007. He began his career with the city as director of Public Works…

March 29, 2017 @ 8:45am

According to Bluefield Research, big data and the IoT will attract over $20 billion globally between 2016 and 2025 in the water sector, providing solutions in metering, data management, and analytics. The organization reported that, “Cutting-edge, smart water solutions are gaining traction with municipal water utilities, which see data and…

March 02, 2017 @ 8:51am

The City of Kelowna has reported that it has good wastewater asset management news. At Kelowna’s city council meeting on February 20th, Joel Shaw, infrastructure planning manager for the city, presented an updated Wastewater Asset Management Plan and provided a report card for the city’s current wastewater assets. The report…

February 21, 2017 @ 9:59am

The City of Cambridge has won an AMO Gas Tax Award. Lynn Dollin, AMO president, presented the award to Donna Reid, a municipal councillor at the City of Cambridge. The AMO Gas Tax Awards honour municipalities that have demonstrated excellence in the use of the federal Gas Tax Fund. Winning…

August 19, 2016 @ 11:03am

Pure Technologies Ltd., a company involved in the development and application of technologies for inspection, monitoring, and management of physical infrastructure, recently hosted an international workshop on asset management and loss prevention strategies for buried pipelines. Over seventy-five participants from nine countries representing water agencies, consultants, and oil and gas…

August 14, 2008 @ 7:33am