Canada and FCM invest in stronger asset management in Quebec communities

Canada and FCM invest in stronger asset management in Quebec communities

From roads and buildings, to waste water systems – strong asset management is key to building stronger communities. Municipalities of all sizes need tools and resources to make evidence-based decisions that support long-term asset management and build a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for all Canadians.

That is why the Government of Canada is investing $660,345 in 15 Quebec communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

With funding from MAMP:

  • The City of Marieville will collect data on the city’s heritage buildings and culvert drainage assets that are critical control points for storm water management in a changing climate. In addition to collecting data on these assets, the City plans to assess the structuring of water management, roads and other assets to develop an inventory of critical assets for a potential asset management plan.
  • The Municipality of La Présentation will consolidate the dataset of the municipality’s aqueduct, wastewater and storm sewer systems into a database allowing the generation of a system map and components. A GPS survey will be carried out for the posts or valves of the service entrances as well as for the wastewater and storm sewer manholes. The municipality also plans assess hydraulic modeling of the aqueduct network, the validation of the model, the necessary simulations to identify the source of operating problems in terms of pressure and flow as well as identify the actions required to ensure an adequate level of service to the population.
  • The Municipality of Sainte-Marcelline-de-Kildare, the Municipality of Sainte-Marie-Salomé, the Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Valois, the City of Victoriaville and the Municipality of Saint-Barthélemy will conduct an integrity check of the main assets in order to help municipal decision-makers optimize the management of public infrastructures. This project consists of consolidating and developing a global portrait of assets through an integrated presentation tool (dashboard) and an interactive map, as well as implementing an asset tracking tool.

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