Sustainable Infrastructure Report

     April  2005

Sewer Pipes aren't lasting like they should - Halifax Councillor
A councillor is questioning the life expectancy of city sewer pipes that were supposed to last forever. "We're finding out that forever is about 50 years..."
The article can be found here...


Being Smart about Future Spending
Pincher Creek, Alberta, is a small community now armed with
a new tool to make intelligent decisions for spending tax dollars.  They've undertaken an infrastructure study to address future needs... since according to Councilor Roy Smyth, “We can’t make intelligent decisions without the proper knowledge, and I think this is a tremendous tool.”
Read the article here...

Over $4 Billion in Repair Costs...
The Watermain Break clock tracks breakages across North America.  This month, the clock hit a sad milestone - since 2000, North American municipalities have spent over $4 billion dollars repairing broken watermains.
The Watermain Break clock can be found here...


Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
Let's talk. I can be reached at:

Tel: (905) 670-7676
or:  (800) 268-4664 
Fax (905) 670-1512
6810 Invader Cres, Mississauga, On L5T 2B6
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs
Ipex Inc.

The Calgary Story
Calgary has experienced a lot of changes since the early 1980's... they became a world-class city, not just in size but corporate importance.  But they've also noticed a huge change underground, too...

Watermain breaks are at all time lows - having declined from over 2,000 a year to less than 400.  Find out how they did it here.

Spending Smart in Hamilton

Dave Frias of FCM Construction gives the thumbs up signal with the successful installation and testing of Hamilton's 1st 750 mm large diameter vinyl pipe water line.

The 1000 m of pipe was installed over the winter months. Hamilton now joins 32 other municipalities in Ontario that are spending smarter with larger vinyl. To see video, click here.



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