Core Public Infrastructure (CPI) Survey
A face-to-face meeting between Infrastructure Canada and CWWA representatives was held on August 22, 2016 to discuss a newly proposed Core Public Infrastructure (CPI) Survey conducted by Infrastructure Canada and Statistics Canada to take an in-depth look at the infrastructure across the country.
One of the asset classes they are examining includes all of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (potentially including natural infrastructure as well). The survey will be dealing with two key-areas: Current Condition of Assets and Performance of Assets. The questions will be looking at quantity and age, physical condition, useful life, and life cycle costs of specific infrastructure assets.
Infrastructure Canada wants to ensure the appropriate questions that are straight forward and answerable are highlighted in the survey. To support Infrastructure Canada’s initiative and efforts, CWWA will create a Working Group of stakeholders to set up a list of relevant questions.
This will be a quick turnaround activity as Infrastructure Canada has requested a response from CWWA by September 2, 2016
CWWA was represented at the meeting by Hiran Sandanayake, Chair of CWWA’s Climate Change Committee, Adrian Toth and Eric Ogouma.