Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

     December  2006

Majority of Canadians support public-private infrastructure
Almost two-thirds of Canadians think private companies should be allowed to build infrastructure such as Ottawa's proposed light-rail project through partnerships with governments, a new survey has found. 

City's water mains
showing their age

The average age of a watermain in the City of Toronto is over 50 years old... with one in twelve odds that it's over 100 years old.  More...

Energy Savings - Underground?
Its the constant struggle - how do you come up with cost effective ways to save money, aggravation and energy?  An article I wrote for this month's Modern Materials Magazine explores the energy savings from plastic pipe.

Newer Technologies Provide Answers to Infrastructure Issues
Broken, unsafe pipes... you wouldn't want to drink from them, why should your residents?
Click here to discover the solution.

Visit the Watermain Break Clock
Get an idea of just how often water mains break across Canada and the United States.
Visit the Watermain Break Clock 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.


Toronto Crumbles
Beneath it's Feet...

Photo courtesy City TV News

A series of watermain breaks in Canada's largest city has been playing havoc already this autumn.

As we explained last month, the bill for damages has already been huge.  Power and telephone outages have already been blamed on flooded relay stations from broken watermains.  Traffic chaos broke out earlier this month when Lakeshore Boulevard had to be closed.  The culprit was a 85 year old cast-iron watermain rupture.


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