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Closing Panel: Wayne Galliher

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  • 1. City of Guelph Water Conservation and Efficiency Program
    Wayne Galliher
    Water Conservation Project Manager
  • 2. City of Guelph Background
    • Growing city with approximately 120,000 residents, located 100 km west of Toronto
    • 3. Sustainability is a guiding principle of our local growth management strategy
  • Sustainability and Growth
    Identified as one of Ontario’s places to grow.
    Challenges
    Assimilative Capacity of Speed River for increased Wastewater Effluent Loading
    Environmental and Fiscally Sustainable Water Supply
    Solution
    Guelph’s Local Growth Management Strategy
  • 4. Water Reduction Goals
    City of Guelph Strategic Plan
    Goal 6 - Leader in conservation and resource protection/enhancement
    Objective 6.5 - Use less energy and water per capita than any comparable Canadian City
    Water Supply Master Plan (2006)
    • 10% (5,300 m3/day) reduction in average day water use by 2010
    • 5. 15% (7,950 m3/day) reduction in average day water use by 2017
    • 6. 20% (10,600 m3/day) reduction in average day water use by 2025
  • 7. City of Guelph Annual Water Production vs. Population Growth
  • 8. 2009 Guelph WCE Strategy Update
    Approved by Guelph City Council in May 2009
    Multi-sector approach (Res/ICI/Dev/Municipal)
    10-year, $20M strategy with goal of reducing average day water use by 8,773 m3/day by 2019
    Accounted for operational and GHG co-benefits
    Reclaimed water and wastewater capacity is estimated to defer need for $44 million in equivalent infrastructure costs.
  • 9. Comparing “apples to apples”
    Cost of new capacity vs. Cost of reclaimed capacity
  • 10. Water Infrastructure Construction Costs
  • 11. Wastewater Infrastructure Construction Costs
  • 12. Increasing Program Focus
  • 13. Looking Ahead
    Challenges
    Participation and saturation
    Market readiness
    Sustainability of savings
    Opportunities
    Innovation and local capacity building
    Education, CBSM and mass customization
    Evolving regulations
  • 14. Thank you!
    For more information, visit
    guelph.ca/waterconservation