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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

102: Connecting Land Use Planning and Asset Management: Muskoka’s Water/Wastewater Allocation Strategy

October 11, 2018

11:00am - 12:00pm

Water and wastewater capacity allocation strategies are developed to inform planning and infrastructure decisions and longer-term asset management in serviced settlement areas. They also ensure that the public investment in this infrastructure is managed in a sustainable and equitable manner. The district has created a multi-disciplinary made-in-Muskoka approach to water and sewer allocation. This is intended to maximize the efficient use of water and sewer capacity across the municipality,which has 18 water and wastewater plants that service a small population scattered throughout nine settlement areas that are experiencing limited, although varied, amounts of growth.
Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge about how Muskoka developed a multi-disciplinary water and sewer capacity allocation strategy
  • Understand how capacity allocation is managed in six relatively small urban centres with 18 water and sewer plants spread across 4,700 sq kms
  • Understand how to use Muskoka’s approach to develop an allocation strategy for your serviced settlement areas