Asset Management Plans – Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, and Transportation

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The City of Ottawa is seeking feedback from the community to help support the development of the first four of a series of service-based Asset Management Plans (AMPs) for water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation services.

An Asset Management Plan (AMP) is a document with a 10-year view of the strategies that will be applied to infrastructure assets in order to achieve service-delivery expectations, aligning with the City’s financial status.


These assets are essential to our quality of life and critical to providing services to residents, businesses and visitors. Your engagement on this initiative is important to us.

Feedback from the community will be considered in a report to Council later in 2021. The information will also help support long term planning and strategy for how the City manages assets and investments now and into the future.

To participate, please review and reply to the questions below. Responses and comments can be submitted until June 16, 2021.

Background

Like other municipalities across Canada, the City of Ottawa strives to manage our assets in a way that balances the delivery of services, long term costs and risk.

The City maintains approximately $50 billion (2020 dollars) in infrastructure assets and acquires new infrastructure annually. These assets require thoughtful, targeted investments in renewal, repair, rehabilitation and replacement that balance service levels, risk and affordability. The Comprehensive Asset Management (CAM) Program applies planning, finance, engineering, maintenance and operations principles to support decision-making for the creation of new assets and the rehabilitation or disposal of existing ones.

Ottawa’s approach to asset management adheres to industry best practices. This video from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) demonstrates a typical Canadian city’s journey with asset management.

The City will be developing additional Asset Management Plans for other service areas, including public transit, over the next several years. Future consultations will be held to solicit input.

Asset Management Plans - Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, and Transportation

The City of Ottawa is currently developing its first four Asset Management Plans, as summarized below:

Asset Management Plan (AMP)

Scope

Examples

Drinking Water AMP

Assets related to the collection, production, treatment, storage, supply and distribution of drinking water

Watermains

Water purification plants

Water towers

Wastewater AMP

Assets related to the collection, transmission, treatment and disposal of wastewater (sewage)

Sanitary sewers

Sewage treatment facility

Stormwater AMP

Assets related to the collection, transmission, treatment, retention, infiltration, control and disposal of stormwater (rainwater, snowmelt)

Storm sewers

Roadside ditches

Stormwater management ponds

Transportation AMP

Assets that support the transportation network (excluding public transit, which will be the focus of a separate future AMP)

Roads

Sidewalks, pathways, cycling facilities

Bridges and culverts

City of Ottawa parking lots

The City of Ottawa is seeking feedback from the community to help support the development of the first four of a series of service-based Asset Management Plans (AMPs) for water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation services.

An Asset Management Plan (AMP) is a document with a 10-year view of the strategies that will be applied to infrastructure assets in order to achieve service-delivery expectations, aligning with the City’s financial status.


These assets are essential to our quality of life and critical to providing services to residents, businesses and visitors. Your engagement on this initiative is important to us.

Feedback from the community will be considered in a report to Council later in 2021. The information will also help support long term planning and strategy for how the City manages assets and investments now and into the future.

To participate, please review and reply to the questions below. Responses and comments can be submitted until June 16, 2021.

Background

Like other municipalities across Canada, the City of Ottawa strives to manage our assets in a way that balances the delivery of services, long term costs and risk.

The City maintains approximately $50 billion (2020 dollars) in infrastructure assets and acquires new infrastructure annually. These assets require thoughtful, targeted investments in renewal, repair, rehabilitation and replacement that balance service levels, risk and affordability. The Comprehensive Asset Management (CAM) Program applies planning, finance, engineering, maintenance and operations principles to support decision-making for the creation of new assets and the rehabilitation or disposal of existing ones.

Ottawa’s approach to asset management adheres to industry best practices. This video from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) demonstrates a typical Canadian city’s journey with asset management.

The City will be developing additional Asset Management Plans for other service areas, including public transit, over the next several years. Future consultations will be held to solicit input.

Asset Management Plans - Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, and Transportation

The City of Ottawa is currently developing its first four Asset Management Plans, as summarized below:

Asset Management Plan (AMP)

Scope

Examples

Drinking Water AMP

Assets related to the collection, production, treatment, storage, supply and distribution of drinking water

Watermains

Water purification plants

Water towers

Wastewater AMP

Assets related to the collection, transmission, treatment and disposal of wastewater (sewage)

Sanitary sewers

Sewage treatment facility

Stormwater AMP

Assets related to the collection, transmission, treatment, retention, infiltration, control and disposal of stormwater (rainwater, snowmelt)

Storm sewers

Roadside ditches

Stormwater management ponds

Transportation AMP

Assets that support the transportation network (excluding public transit, which will be the focus of a separate future AMP)

Roads

Sidewalks, pathways, cycling facilities

Bridges and culverts

City of Ottawa parking lots

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