Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

September 2008

Watermain break floods hotel in middle of night, causes thousands in damages

The municipal water main, an asbestos pipeline,
was only put in place 40 years ago.
Pipes are slowly being replaced.  Photo courtesy Westerly News.

Guests at a hotel in Ucluelet, British Columbia were woken up at 2:30 am, not by a knock on the door, but by a torrent of water rushing into their rooms.  More.  A concrete and asbestos watermain had ruptured, flooding the hotel and several area streets.  The pipe will be replaced with a new PVC watermain.

Election fever grips North America
We're only two months away from election day in the United States.  (Here in Canada, an election may be even closer.)  An article in Midwest Business magazine says Democrats and Republicans alike need to pay attention to the real issue facing the country - infrastructure.   More.

Where should we spend our money?
Residents of Saskatchewan, a Province newly-rich with resources revenue, were asked this very question.  Healthcare will typically always be number one in Canada.  But the number one priority may surprise you - infrastructure.  More.

Victoria water pipes to get $10m upgrade
A $10-million project to upgrade the city of Victoria's water distribution pipes will be one of the largest of its kind in Canada.   More.

Ontario money starts to flow to infrastructure-hungry municipalities
Long awaited infrastructure money for Canada's most populous province has started to arrive.  The City of Burlington, for example, will receive over $7 million, part of a $22 million package for the entire region.  More.

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
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Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs

Ipex Inc.

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