Capital plan proposed investments

The capital plan for 2015-2018 ($1.085 billion) has been organized into nine program spending areas. Browse through each category to find out more about how the funding is distributed.

Overview

  1. Affordable housing: $125 million
  2. Childcare: $30 million
  3. Parks, open spaces, and recreation: $155 million
  4. Community facilities: $55 million
  5. Civic facilities: $35 million
  6. Transportation: $150 million
  7. Utilities: $325 million
  8. Equipment and technology: $115 million
  9. Emerging priorities: $95 million

7. Utilities (Proposed investment: $325 million)

Guiding principles

  • Maintain existing utility infrastructure in acceptable condition
  • Upgrade or provide new utility infrastructure to meet future civic and community needs

Guiding initiatives

Current status of capital assets

Area What we have What we renewed
between 2005-2014
What we added
between 2005-2014
% in poor condition
Waterworks

1,484 kilometres of water mains

109 kilometres of water mains

5 kilometres of water mains

20%
Sewers
  • 2,096 km of sewer mains
  • 24 pump stations
  • 112 kilometres of combined sewer mains replaced with 224 km of separated sewer mains
  • 4 sewer pump stations

5 kilometres of sewer mains

15%
Water and sewer connections 
  • 101,000 water-sewer connections
  • 15,300 water meters
  • About 20,000 water-sewer connections
  • About 3,600 water meters
 About 4,100 water meters  25%
Solid waste
  • Transfer station
  • Landfill in Delta
  Closure and installation of gas collection infrastructure at the landfill: portions of ‘Phase 2’ and ‘Phase 3’ areas
  • Buildings: 85%
  • Landfill: Not applicable
Neighbourhood energy
  • 1 energy centre
  • 5 kilometres of pipes
  • 22 transfer stations
 
  • 1 energy centre
  • 5 kilometres of pipes
  • 22 transfer stations
0%

 

What we propose investing for 2015-2018

Area City of today (renewal): $256 million City of tomorrow (new): $69 million
Waterworks

Replace 30 to 35 kilometres of water mains

 
Sewers
  • Replace 55-65 kilometres of combined sewer mains with 110-130 kilometres of separated sewer mains
  • Replace 4 pump stations
 
Water and sewer connections 
  • Replace 5,000 to 6,000 water-sewer connections
  • Replace 2,500 water meters
Install about 5,000 new water meters
Solid waste   $50 million for the closure and installation of gas collection infrastructure at the landfill: portions of ‘Phase 3’ and ‘Western 40 hectares’ areas
Neighboourhood energy  

$10 million for the expansion of the energy centre and new infrastructure to connect 10 to 15 new buildings

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