How did Calgary reduce water-main breaks from 1,500 to one?
It's a staggering statistic. The number of watermain breaks in
pipes less than 25 years old has plummeted in Calgary, Alberta.
The city used to deal with over 1,500 breaks a year among pipes that
were less than 25 years
old... last year, they had one.
In this special video, Infrastructure News caught up with
officials in the City of Calgary to ask "How did they do that?"
New, large diameter pipe technology -
that's now over 40 years old
Infrastructure News stumbled across a hidden gem - this documentary,
put together by Canadian television icon, the late John Bassett.
It details the use of a new, water-saving, labour-saving and
cost-saving technology being put into use for the Expo in 1967
Montreal. The new technology?
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CTF: Reduce waste and inefficiency in
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has joined the
chorus of groups that want municipalities to
spend smarter on infrastructure by adopting fair and open procurement
practices designed to maximize value for taxpayers. The Town of
Russell is an excellent example of such a good news story.
Election rhetoric turned to "High."
We're two weeks away from an election here in Canada, and only just over
a month away from a similar event in the USA. Politicians are falling
over each other to promise the moon. Credit where it's due - all five
parties, for the most part, recognize the need to pay attention to the
real issue facing the country - infrastructure.
Questions or concerns about municipal
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Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs