Underground Upgrades

The City has accelerated its underground renewal program. This program protects the underground system against earthquakes and climate change. Underground pipes wear down overtime due to age, soil, roots and water. The City’s underground renewal program prevents damage and interruption of service. It fixes weak links in the system to: 

  • protect public health
  • reduce future repair costs
  • keep the City’s pipes in good condition 

Over the next 10 years, the City will increase capital infrastructure investments by 40 per cent. This will allocate $53.8 million for 78 capital infrastructure projects. The program is partially funded by a $15.3 million grant provided through Infrastructure Canada’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF). 

Infrastructure Canada 

Accelerating the program will:

  • protect critical underground infrastructure from earthquakes and climate change events
  • help keep the underground assets in good condition
  • minimize future infrastructure costs
  • serve the growing community

Current City Projects