The Water Infrastructure Report: Are BC’s water and wastewater assets at risk?

Join us for this informative networking event!

Date: Tuesday December 16, 2014
Time: 8:15am – 10:00am (breakfast canapes, networking and presentation)
Location: Urban Systems 550 – 1090 Homer Street, Vancouver
Cost: $55 member | $75 non-member

Advance registration required. Limited seating – registration closes December 9th! Register here.

What will it take to ensure that BC’s public water and wastewater assets are financially sustainable, and how prepared are BC communities to meet the financial needs of maintaining and replacing their water and wastewater assets? In an era of aging infrastructure and fiscal restraint, the answers to these questions are critical to provide compelling evidence that informs the public and elected officials about the need to take action on their buried assets.

To address this information need, the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA), together with Urban Systems, have developed an inaugural “Water Infrastructure Report.” This report aims to inform the dialog about water system investment priorities by providing quantitative evidence about the magnitude of water infrastructure renewal needs in BC.

Join us for a “sneak peek” of the study results, which examine financial data from 162 municipalities around BC.

  • How are we doing on recovering the “full cost” of providing water and wastewater services?
  • How much will it cost to replace water and sewer assets when those assets have come to the end of their useful life?
  • How well are we doing on building sufficient financial capacity to replace those assets?
  • What does this mean for municipalities, elected officials and the public?

These questions and more will be answered as John Weninger, Chair of the BCWWA Infrastructure Management Committee, together with Tanja McQueen, CEO of the BCWWA, present the study results and hear your feedback.

This informative networking event will appeal to consultants, engineers and municipal attendees with a vested interested in water and wastewater infrastructure.

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