Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

     March 2007

Hamilton opens Specs on large diameter watermains
Vinyl pipes are expected to bring new cost savings as some of Canada's largest cities... to see the City of Hamilton's new large diameter specs, see page 8 here.

Toronto Falling Apart
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"How in God's name can we have a budget like this? The city is slowly crumbling, and there's no plan..."
(Toronto Councilor Denzil Minnan Wong)

The city's debt level is skyrocketing and Toronto is falling further and further behind on much-needed repairs, city council was told as members approved this year's capital budget.
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Water Rates Soar Across North America...
From the metropolis of Toronto, the wilds of small towns... From British Columbia to Winnipeg to the Maritimes... municipalities across Canada are paying for upgrades to their infrastructure using the one mechanism they have at their disposal - rate hikes.

Municipalities increasingly 'on the hook' for damages
Canadian homeowners and businesses are successfully suing municipalities for damages resulting from sewer and watermain failures, and local governments had better wake up to the fact that their aging underground pipes pose serious risk of liability.." More

 

Kids, pregnant women told not to drink Montreal tap water
Francis Murray, 2, and his pregnant mother, Carol Mose, collaborated yesterday in filling a pitcher of filtered water in their Villeray home. Notices from the city of Montreal target expectant women and kids under 6.
Francis Murray, 2, and his pregnant mother, Carol Mose, collaborate in filling a pitcher of filtered water in their Montreal home. Notices from the city of Montreal target expectant women and kids under 6. (Credit: Montreal Gazette)

Some older homes in Montreal are still serviced by lead pipes that are slowly leaching the element into potable water.  About 400,000 homes are affected.  More.

 

Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
Let's talk. I can be reached at:
Tel: (905) 670-7676
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6810 Invader Cres, Mississauga, On L5T 2B6
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs
Ipex Inc.

 

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