Underground Projects

Underground upgrades keep our City assets in good condition and reduce future maintenance costs.

Current Projects: 

Underground Asset Renewal Program

The City has a regular annual capital infrastructure renewal program that funds the replacement and rehabilitation of water distribution, sanitary sewer and stormwater systems.

Starting in 2021 and spanning nearly a decade, the City is undertaking an accelerated renewal program to serve our growing community and protect critical underground infrastructure from earthquakes and climate change events like sea level rise and extreme storms.

This accelerated program is partially funded by a $15.3 million dollar grant provided through Infrastructure Canada’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaption Fund.

Accelerating the program now will help keep our underground assets in good condition to minimize future infrastructure costs and repairs. 

What to Expect: 

System upgrades are planned in several neighbourhoods and streets within the downtown core.

Wherever possible, the City will use quick, less disruptive technologies to minimize the level of construction and seek to coordinate investments with other improvements like road paving, sidewalk replacements and accessibility upgrades. 

Project Updates page coming soon!