Infrastructure Master Plan

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The Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP) update is an initiative supporting the City’s New Official Plan project. The IMP is a strategic document that sets growth-related goals, objectives, and priorities for municipal systems related to water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment and stormwater management.

The updated IMP sets out a plan to safely manage Ottawa’s water resources and supports related policies in the Official Plan. The Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city’s physical development.

The updated IMP will identify the projects needed to provide reliable levels of services to community users while being socially, environmentally and economically conscious of our water resources.

Preparation of the plan will be coordinated with other municipal programs, including Comprehensive Asset Management (CAM) and the Wet Weather Infrastructure Management Plan. The IMP will also provide infrastructure forecasts to the year 2046.

The Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP) update is an initiative supporting the City’s New Official Plan project. The IMP is a strategic document that sets growth-related goals, objectives, and priorities for municipal systems related to water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment and stormwater management.

The updated IMP sets out a plan to safely manage Ottawa’s water resources and supports related policies in the Official Plan. The Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city’s physical development.

The updated IMP will identify the projects needed to provide reliable levels of services to community users while being socially, environmentally and economically conscious of our water resources.

Preparation of the plan will be coordinated with other municipal programs, including Comprehensive Asset Management (CAM) and the Wet Weather Infrastructure Management Plan. The IMP will also provide infrastructure forecasts to the year 2046.

  • Key Elements of the Infrastructure Master Plan Update

    19 days ago
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    The Infrastructure Master Plan Update includes:

    • Affordability lens – cost-effective infrastructure
    • Resiliency lens – potential impacts associated with climate change and system failure conditions.
    • Actions supporting infrastructure policies in the new Official Plan
    • Descriptions of infrastructure systems and planning programs

    The anticipated outcomes are:

    • Recommended water and wastewater infrastructure projects needed to provide service to 2046
    • Future system performance
    • Cost estimates and funding sources for each project
    • Approximate year of implementation

    The Infrastructure Master Plan Update includes:

    • Affordability lens – cost-effective infrastructure
    • Resiliency lens – potential impacts associated with climate change and system failure conditions.
    • Actions supporting infrastructure policies in the new Official Plan
    • Descriptions of infrastructure systems and planning programs

    The anticipated outcomes are:

    • Recommended water and wastewater infrastructure projects needed to provide service to 2046
    • Future system performance
    • Cost estimates and funding sources for each project
    • Approximate year of implementation
  • Technical Studies

    19 days ago
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    The IMP update is supported by several technical studies. The studies will:

    • analyze the performance of the water and wastewater infrastructure under the full range of potential operating conditions, today and in the future;
    • review and update system design criteria;
    • develop strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change;
    • assess the servicing requirements created by suburban growth and intensification, including new high-density development around rapid transit stations;
    • identify growth-related water and wastewater projects and cost estimates;
    • consider opportunities to coordinate rehabilitation of existing infrastructure in the central area with planned projects, to save...

    The IMP update is supported by several technical studies. The studies will:

    • analyze the performance of the water and wastewater infrastructure under the full range of potential operating conditions, today and in the future;
    • review and update system design criteria;
    • develop strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change;
    • assess the servicing requirements created by suburban growth and intensification, including new high-density development around rapid transit stations;
    • identify growth-related water and wastewater projects and cost estimates;
    • consider opportunities to coordinate rehabilitation of existing infrastructure in the central area with planned projects, to save money and limit disruption to the public;
    • examine the options available to support safe and cost-effective village growth;
    • identify high level stormwater management concepts, criteria and study requirements for growth areas to support system resiliency; and
    • evaluate and document opportunities for stormwater retrofit in existing areas, and Low Impact Development measures in growth areas to mitigate development impacts on City watercourses.
  • Class Environmental Assessment

    19 days ago
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    The IMP update is intended to satisfy the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process for Master Plans. This implies a broad level of assessment. Class EA public consultation requirements will be coordinated with notices and events associated with the new Official Plan process.

    The IMP update is intended to satisfy the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process for Master Plans. This implies a broad level of assessment. Class EA public consultation requirements will be coordinated with notices and events associated with the new Official Plan process.

  • How can I get involved?

    19 days ago
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    There are several ways you can stay informed and engaged throughout the study process:

    • Sign-up to the project’s email list to receive updates on the planning study’s progress and notification of all public events (imp-pdi@ottawa.ca)
    • Attend public events
    • Visit this webpage to stay up-to-date about upcoming events and current information
    • Contact the Project Team during the process to request information, ask questions, submit feedback or meet in-person

    There are several ways you can stay informed and engaged throughout the study process:

    • Sign-up to the project’s email list to receive updates on the planning study’s progress and notification of all public events (imp-pdi@ottawa.ca)
    • Attend public events
    • Visit this webpage to stay up-to-date about upcoming events and current information
    • Contact the Project Team during the process to request information, ask questions, submit feedback or meet in-person