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SuStainable Water and WaSte Winnipeg

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SuStainable Water and WaSte Sustainable Water and Waste is one of four Direction Strategies that support the OurWinnipeg Plan. Over the past decade the Water and ...



Public Service Contributors
Water and WAste Department planning Property and Development Department
Barry MacBride Mike Shkolny Darryl Drohomerski Dianne Himbeault Michelle Richard Ayoka Anderson
Frank Mazur Duane Griffin Nick Szoke Grant Mohr
Tony Kuluk
Sustainable
Water and Waste
Sustainable Water and Waste is one of four Direction from around the world This resulted in a more holistic
Strategies that support the OurWinnipeg Plan Over approach on water and waste infrastructure
the past decade the Water and Waste Department has
developed a number of key initiatives that enhance the Directions for the future address how to protect and
sustainability of the City s water wastewater stormwater maintain the infrastructure advantages the City of
management and solid waste management systems Winnipeg already has and how to enhance the quality
In developing this Direction Strategy the Water and of our air water and energy resources and our built and
Waste Department retained the services of nationally natural environment These future directions address
and internationally renowned experts in the fields of environmental economic and social sustainability and
municipal engineering and urban planning to build provide a path to guide the City s infrastructure needs into
on these initiatives by providing new and innovative the future
recommendations on sustainable infrastructure policies
and best practices These expert recommendations
resulted from research of not only other North American
cities but also included investigation for innovative ideas
2011 The City of Winnipeg All Rights Reserved
The preparation of this sustainable community plan was carried out with assistance from the Green Municipal
Fund a Fund financed by the Government of Canada and administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Notwithstanding this support the views expressed are the personal views of the authors and the Federation of
Canadian Municipalities and the Government of Canada accept no responsibility for them
Table of Contents
Section Page Section Page
01 Executive Summary 02 05 Solid Waste Management 30
02 Introduction 06 05 1 Background 30
02 1 Challenges 07 05 2 Comprehensive
02 2 Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy Waste Management Strategy 32
for OURWINNIPEG 09 06 Stormwater Management and
03 Water 10 Flood Protection System 36
03 1 Future Opportunities 10 06 1 Background 37
03 2 Water Supply Direction Description 11 06 2 Enhance and Maintain the
Urban Drainage
03 3 Ensure the Quality and Safety of and Flood Protection System 38
Our Existing Drinking Water 13
06 3 Promote Strategies to Reduce Runoff
03 4 Secure and Protect Water Supply Using Natural Amenities 40
and Watersheds 13
06 4 Water Quality and Sustainability 43
03 5 Maximize our Existing Water Supply
Ensure Availability of Future Water Supplies 14 07 Capital Region Service Sharing Strategy 46
03 6 Water Distribution System Investment 16 07 1 Inter Jurisdictional Cooperation 46
04 Wastewater System 18 07 2 Capital Region Service Sharing Direction 47
04 1 Wastewater Direction 19 08 Supporting Policies and Strategies 48
04 2 Public Health and Well Being 20 08 1 Water Supply Supporting Policies 49
04 3 Water Quality of Our Rivers and Complience 08 2 Wastewater System
with Federal and Provincial Regulations 22 Supporting Policies 50
04 4 Maximize Our Existing Wastewater 08 3 Solid Waste Management
Treatment and Collection System Capacity 25 Supporting Policies 51
04 5 Investigate and Strategically Invest in 08 4 Stormwater Management and
Innovative Wastewater Technologies 28 Flood Protection Supporting Strategies 53
08 5 Sustainable Asset
Management Strategies 55
Glossary 56
01 Executive Summary
A VISION FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER AND MAJOR THEMES AND ELEMENTS OF THE
WASTE INFRASTRUCTURE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DIRECTION
The City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Sustainable STRATEGY
Infrastructure Strategy promotes actions required to The Water and Waste Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy
protect public health and safety ensure the purity and addresses five key elements of Winnipeg s infrastructure
reliability of our water supply and maintain or enhance Water Supply Treatment and Distribution
the quality of our built and natural environments Wastewater Collection and Treatment
Stormwater Management and Flood Protection
The Vision addresses Solid Waste Management
The challenges involved in providing sustainable Service Extensions to Winnipeg s Fringe Areas
infrastructure that protects the health and safety of
Winnipeg s citizens and the quality of our environment This Direction Strategy provides a summary of the
The initiatives required including ongoing initiatives challenges and initiatives that comprise the Strategy and
that will allow us to live safe secure and fulfilling provides draft policies for inclusion in OurWinnipeg
lives with services delivered in a way that is
sustainable and that protects the environment without
sacrificing the City s economic well being
Sustainable Water and Waste Executive Summary
Potable Waste
Water Water
Protection
Resilience
Stormwater
Source AECOM
The major themes of the document are Sustainable Water and Waste Infrastructure
Sustainable Water and Waste Infrastructure Preserves the Environment
Protects Public Health and Safety Water conservation Slow the Flow reduces our impact
Watershed protection conserves Shoal Lake as a high on natural systems and protects future water sources
quality water source for future generations while reducing energy inputs and green house gases
Water treatment provides cleaner safer water to our Regulatory compliance reduces the amount of
citizens pollution in our rivers and streams
Monitoring water quality addresses quality and Demand management has the potential to reduce
regulatory compliance water and energy use
Training and certification of operating staff improves Evaluating water recycling reuse technologies has the
overall reliability and safety potential to reduce water and energy use
Evaluating residential fire protection sprinklers could Upgrades to pollution control centres protect water
save on future water related infrastructure costs while quality in local rivers and in Lake Winnipeg
protecting our lives and property Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows also reduces
Upgrading wastewater treatment systems supports pollution in local water bodies
long term future growth and development Waste reduction strategies reduce resource demands
Flood protection protects citizens lives and property and green house gases
Drainage safety helps prevent tragic accidents Methane gas capture at landfills has the potential to
reduce resource demands and green house gases
Sustainable Water and Waste Executive Summary
Examining a source separated organics SSO program
curb side pick up of organics for composting has
the potential to save land that would otherwise need to
be devoted to landfill construction This type of
program also has the potential to create a useful
product from household organics
Water sensitive urban design WSUD source control
has the potential to create less runoff improve water
quality and reduce impacts on natural systems
Promoting naturalized stormwater retention systems
reduces nutrient loading and improves the quality of
water discharging into local water bodies
01 Executive Summary
Sustainable Water and Waste Infrastructure Four major initiatives stand out that will have long term
Ensures Economic Stability implications related to water and sewer infrastructure
Sustainable Asset Management allows the City to and solid waste management within the City and Capital
spend the right amount of money in the right places at Region The first three are new and can be broadly
the right time categorized as Water Sensitive Urban Design WSUD
Customer Information and Services System CISS Water Reuse Recycling Greywater or Rainwater
improves customer service and billings Harvesting within the sewer and water framework and
Updated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition examining the potential for Source Separated Organics
improves service reliability and reduces costs SSO within the solid waste management framework
Cost of Service Rates Study aligns service rates
with the actual costs of delivering services to a class The fourth major initiative which is not new but will be
of customer enhanced and developed even further is Sustainable Asset
Management SAM Sustainable Asset Management
HOW IS THIS APPROACH DIFFERENT spans nearly every aspect of urban infrastructure
Sustainability has always been a cornerstone for Water and allows the City to properly allocate resources to
and Waste Infrastructure planning and operations efficiently maintain the current inventory and plan for
Whether it is water conservation solid waste material future expansions while protecting public health and
recycling or state of the art wastewater treatment the maintaining the quality of our environment It is perhaps
Water and Waste Department has always strived to the most important and most strategic of the sustainable
Sustainable Water and Waste Executive Summary
incorporate best practices into all facets of our business infrastructure strategies identified in this report
Since many of the current practices are sustainable in
nature proposed changes would be evolutionary rather
than revolutionary Of course there is always room for
improvement
Sustainable Water and Waste Executive Summary
01 Executive Summary
02 Introduction
The initiatives summarized in this document specify key provides economic sustainability in addition to its primary
actions needed in our efforts to realize a more sustainable role in protecting public health
future for Winnipeg including directives dedicated
to protecting public health ensuring the purity and Negotiating beneficial service extensions to areas that
reliability of our water supply and maintaining the quality currently experience water quality and environmental
of our environment protection issues particularly those within the Perimeter
Highway affects the entire Winnipeg Capital Region
The strategies proposed in many cases build on others by improving levels of water and wastewater servicing
already in place and providing access to more effective stormwater
management and solid waste disposal strategies
This Direction Strategy is organized into two major
sections addressing the following major areas of
infrastructure
What a Sustainable Asset Management
Water Supply Treatment and Distribution
Strategy looks Like
Wastewater Collection and Treatment
Solid Waste Management
Stormwater Management and Flood Protection and Align infrastructure with core
Strategy Corporate requirements
Service Extensions to our Fringe Areas
The first section describes the challenges and initiatives Establish service level goals
Policies objectives and tracking tools
both ongoing and proposed which comprise a sustainable
Sustainable Water and Waste Introduction
infrastructure strategy for the next 20 years for the City
of Winnipeg The second section provides draft policies Leverage information through
Processes planning and decision making
for inclusion in OurWinnipeg the new City of Winnipeg
Sustainable Development Plan
Deliver programs in an efficient
Programs cost effective manner
Sustainable Asset Management is a theme that spans
nearly every aspect of urban infrastructure in the
discussions that follow and is a vital component of a Ensure works meet technical
Projects and lifecycle objectives
Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy Properly allocating
resources to efficiently maintain the current inventory
Source AECOM
02 1 CHALLENGES
Winnipeg s access to fresh water coupled with our dynamics of the local economy in achieving sustainable
sustainable and clean sources of energy are major funding mechanisms for infrastructure and recognition
advantages that distinguish us from many other urban of the geopolitical context within the Capital Planning
centres The quality of our air water and soil are central Region in evaluating opportunities for shared servicing
to our well being and this value is reflected in how we
choose to plan and manage our water wastewater solid
waste land drainage and flood protection infrastructure
The challenges we face today in Protecting Public Health
including our water supply and the natural environment
around us are no less critical from those Winnipeggers
faced in the past even though they can be quite different
Our present challenges involve planning our future
infrastructure investments to be sustainable in meeting
needs associated with strong population growth in
improving the quality of both our natural and built
environments and in establishing beneficial regional
servicing partnerships
By 2031 our City s population is projected to grow by
nearly 27 to roughly 850 000 people Realizing this
level of growth while maintaining high standards for
Sustainable Water and Waste Introduction
our natural built and social environments will require
significant planning and investment to upgrade the City s
existing physical water and wastewater infrastructure
Much of that infrastructure is 75 to 100 years old
nearing the end of its physical design life Responding
to these challenges in a sustainable manner requires
a comprehensive understanding of the City s existing
infrastructure systems as well as sensitivity to a range of
local considerations including the role of geography and
climate in selecting viable infrastructure solutions the
02 Introduction
Prioritizing a high quality of life within Winnipeg and flood protection systems and solid waste management
throughout the Capital Region necessitates improving systems All present challenges that if left unaddressed
our performance in a number of specific areas The will affect our environment economy and standard of
Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy outlined herein details life In addition we examined the need for cooperation
initiatives that specify the actions required to protect on a regional level with surrounding municipalities in the
public health preserve and maintain our environment and Winnipeg Capital Region to maximize overall servicing
ensure the purity and reliability of our water supply Each efficiencies and to reduce environmental impacts in the
strategy builds on another whether strictly related to urban fringe
underground infrastructure to surface infrastructure that
is immediately connected to it to adjacent developments The Challenges and Initiatives and Supporting Policies
that rely on this infrastructure or right to the people and Strategies sections that follow will discuss the
that depend on it to protect their health and to live safe following major areas of infrastructure
secure and fulfilling lives This includes examining the Water Supply
barriers to improving our quality of life our aging water Wastewater Collection and Treatment
wastewater and stormwater systems including combined Solid Waste Management
sewer systems located in some of our oldest and most Stormwater Management and Flood Protection
densely populated and developed neighbourhoods Service Extensions to Our Fringe Areas
Sustainable Water and Waste Introduction
Source AECOM Melbourne Ducklands Source Portland Green Streets Source Portland Green Streets
02 Introduction
02 2 SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY
FOR OURWINNIPEG
In community planning terms Sustainability addresses to infrastructure delivery and regional service sharing
three pillars economic social environmental Cultural The Strategy builds on a number of initiatives of the Water
and governance considerations are sometimes added and Waste Department currently in progress and provides
The Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy for OurWinnipeg policy directions that reinforce the City s approaches to
addresses key sustainability pillars going beyond water conservation wastewater management stormwater
environmental issues to consider long term economic management solid waste minimization and sustainable
viability and community wellness innovative approaches asset management
Business Goal
city objectives
Economic environmental Social Other Key
Viability protection Responsibility Objectives
Self Regulatory Level of Criteria
Sustainable Water and Waste Introduction
Funded Compliances services 1
Efficient Reduce Corporate Criteria
Delivery Waste Perception 2
Other Other Other Other
Criteria Criteria Criteria Criteria
Initiative 1 2 3
Source AECOM
03 1 FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
When our water system was first developed in the early and maintaining the system and preserving what we
20th century it was an engineering marvel but today already have
potential development around our primary water
source and an aging infrastructure make it increasingly On an average day Winnipeggers use roughly 225 million
challenging to maintain the quality and reliability of our litres 50 million Imperial gallons but we are still far
potable water supply from reaching the capacity of the Shoal Lake Aqueduct In
fact in 1990 Winnipeg s Shoal Lake Aqueduct supplied
This challenge ensuring the water we drink is clean and as much as 300 million litres per day 66 million Imperial
available will require ongoing investment The City of gallons per day Current capacity of the Shoal Lake
Winnipeg will continue to secure our water supply and Aqueduct allows us to deliver approximately 385 million
build critical upgrades to the Shoal Lake Aqueduct water litres per day 85 million Imperial gallons per day At
treatment plant regional storage facilities pumping and current usage rates and with successful citywide water
distribution piping systems and will continue to explore conservation efforts the Shoal Lake Aqueduct will have
the potential for more sustainable solutions for operating the capacity to provide water for the roughly 850 000
people expected by 2031
Potable Waste
Water Water
Protection
Sustainable Water and Waste Water
Resilience
Stormwater
Source AECOM Source City of Winnipeg Winnipeg Aqueduct
03 2 WATER SUPPLY DIRECTION DESCRIPTION
The City of Winnipeg faces three primary challenges
Protecting Public Health by ensuring that the water
Winnipeggers drink is pure and reliable
Maximizing efficient use of our existing water supply
and ensuring the availability of future water supplies
Investing in the in city water delivery system in order
to provide a clean safe reliable and sustainable water
supply for our citizens now and in the long term future
Sustainable Water and Waste Water


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