Regional and municipal governments in Canada owned 2,162 water treatment facilities, 1,191 water reservoirs, 2,277 storage tanks, and 3,273 water pump stations, collectively referred to as non-linear potable water assets. In addition, there were 184,427 km of water pipes or linear potable water assets, enough to circle the globe over four times.
Statistics Canada, in partnership with Infrastructure Canada, has launched its first-ever catalogue of the state of the nation’s infrastructure to provide statistical information on the stock, condition, performance and asset management strategies of Canada’s core public infrastructure assets.
This includes a wide variety of assets owned and operated by provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments consisting of bridges and tunnels, roads, wastewater, stormwater, potable water and solid waste assets, as well as social and affordable housing, culture, recreation and sports facilities and public transit.
The Daily will carry a series of releases over the coming months, each addressing a sub-group of these assets. This third release presents findings on potable water assets and stormwater assets.