Water and Wasterwater

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Operator Certification and Training, Succession Planning and Retention
The enactment of O. Reg. 128/04 and O. Reg. 129/04 have made it mandatory for water and wastewater operators within the Province to be formally trained. (February 2013)

General Water Loss Management Practices
Currently the Ontario Municipal CAO’s Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) has a core framework measure for “Percentage of Water Unaccounted For.” (February 2008)

General Inflow & Infiltration Management Practices
Inflow and infiltration is a challenging area to address for many municipalities. Performance measurements for inflow and infiltration are not conclusive as there is little guidance on acceptable values of inflow and infiltration. (February 2008)

Regions of Peel, York and Niagara: Inflow & Infiltration / Real Time Flow Monitoring
Peel Region began real-time flow monitoring of its sanitary trunk system and local sanitary sewer mains in order to obtain a better understanding of those areas significantly impacted by inflow and infiltration. (February 2008)

City of Ottawa and the City of Greater Sudbury: Water Loss Management Program
The Cities of Ottawa and Sudbury have implemented a number of water loss management strategies to measure and reduce water loss in their systems. (February 2008)

Halton Region Downspout Disconnection Program / Reduction of Inflow & Infiltration
The Region of Halton has undertaken an initiative to identify potential sources inflow and infiltration on private property. (February 2008)

Halton Region Bulk Water Supply / Customer Service / Water Loss Management
The increasing demand for bulk water has been noticed by each community in Halton Region as they continue to experience growth and greater need for bulk water supply. (February 2008)

Durham Region Water Loss Management - Cathodic Protection
The Region of Durham's fully developed and implemented Cathodic Protection Program has proven to be a cost effective method of reducing water main breaks, associated water loss and of protecting and extending the life of pipes. (February 2008)

City of Thunder Bay: Reduction of Inflow and Infiltration
The City of Thunder Bay initiated programs to reduce I&I since 1986 when the city installed V-notch restrictors on catch basins and implemented the installation of separate storm sewers. (February 2008)

Water and Wastewater Project Approach
The focus of the 2007 Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) business question was on wastewater inflow and infiltration (I&I) and water loss management for water supply systems. (February 2008)




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