Underground Upgrades

Building a strong, resilient city.

The City has accelerated its underground renewal program to protect against earthquakes and climate change and continue to provide the water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure you rely on every day.

Underground pipes wear down over time due to age, soil, roots and water. The City’s underground renewal program prevents damage and interruption of service by fixing weak links in the system to reduce future repair costs, protect public health and keep the City's pipes in good condition. Click on the icons below to learn more about each system.


Over the next 10 years, the City will increase capital infrastructure investments by 40 per cent, allocating $53.8 million for 78 capital infrastructure projects to help protect the health and resiliency of our community and the environment. The program is partially funded by a $15.3 million grant provided through Infrastructure Canada’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF).

 Accelerating the program now will help keep our underground assets in good condition to minimize future infrastructure costs, serve our growing community and protect critical underground infrastructure from earthquakes and climate change events like sea level rise and extreme storms.

Click the map below for the latest DMAF projects.