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The State of Ontario's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Report Issued by OSWCA

March 19, 2018

The State of Ontario's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Report issued by OSWCA has a number of key findings:

The data suggests that 80% of the infrastructure is in fair or better condition, but this statistic is misleading for two main reasons:

1. There is uncertainty around the actual state of infrastructure, as condition estimates are mostly based on age of assets. This means decision-makers in local governments are still making long-term financial decisions under tremendous uncertainty.
2. Lack of standardization in measurement and assessment makes it very difficult to fairly and accurately compare the relative state of infrastructure between municipalities.

To read the full report including steps that municipalities can take to ensure their water, wastewater and stormwater infrastrucutre provides the best value for tax and rate-payers, as well as recommendations, please click here.

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