This 10-year horizon Asset Management Plan (AMP) study included water, wastewater, and stormwater assets, as well as roads and bridges. Preparation was partially funded through the Province of Ontario Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative, which required municipalities in Ontario to complete an AMP. The AMP document was based on the “Building Together: Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plan”, prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure. By completing the AMP, the City of Brockville became eligible for future infrastructure funding programs.
Our firm worked in close cooperation with the city’s environmental services, operations, and finance departments to prepare this report. Major infrastructure inventoried in the AMP included: 353 km of underground water distribution, sanitary, and storm collection piping; a water treatment plant; a water pollution control plant; an elevated water storage tank; a stormwater retention pond; 15 pump and booster stations for the water and sewer system; 119 km of collector, arterial, and local roads (310 lane-km); and 21 major bridges and culverts.
Major components of the AMP included an executive summary, introduction, state of local infrastructure, infrastructure report card, existing and desired levels of service, asset management strategy, financing strategy, and a summary of recommendations. Fundamental to the success of this project was the use of background information, including public sector accounting board and tangible capital asset reports, the city’s strategic plan, Worktech Maintenance Management System information, VADIM financial records, and prior condition assessment and strategy reports. Key tasks of this project included interviews with senior city staff and working at the municipal office alongside municipal staff.
The AMP was designed as a user-friendly framework document to allow the city to do annual updates and incorporate other critical assets in the future, such as fleet vehicles, parks and recreation infrastructure, street lighting, signage, traffic signals, and municipal buildings and facilities.