Closing Panel: Wayne Galliher

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Closing Panel: Wayne Galliher

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

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