Wayne Galliher, City of Guelph - City of Guelph Water Conservation and Efficiency Program

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Wayne Galliher, City of Guelph - City of Guelph Water Conservation and Efficiency Program

  1. 1. City of GuelphWater Conservation and Efficiency Program Wayne Galliher Water Conservation Project Manager
  2. 2. City of Guelph Background• Growing city with approximately 120,000residents, located 100 km west of Toronto• Sustainability is a guiding principle of our localgrowth management strategy
  3. 3. Sustainability and GrowthIdentified as one of Ontario’s places to grow.Challenges• Assimilative Capacity of Speed River for increased Wastewater Effluent Loading• Environmental and Fiscally Sustainable Water SupplySolution• Guelph’s Local Growth Management Strategy
  4. 4. Water Reduction GoalsCity of Guelph Strategic PlanGoal 6 - Leader in conservation and resourceprotection/enhancement Objective 6.5 - Use less energy and water per capita than any comparable Canadian CityWater Supply Master Plan (2006)• 10% (5,300 m3/day) reduction in average day water use by 2010• 15% (7,950 m3/day) reduction in average day water use by 2017• 20% (10,600 m3/day) reduction in average day water use by 2025
  5. 5. City of Guelph Annual Water Production vs. Population Growth
  6. 6. 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 $44 million in equivalent infrastructure costs.
  7. 7. Comparing “apples to apples”Cost of new capacity vs. Cost of reclaimed capacity
  8. 8. Water Infrastructure Construction Costs New water supply Cost range alternative ($/cubic meter supply) Water reclaimed through $2,310 conservation Construction of new local $795 - $3,000 supply Construction of Great $3,700 Lakes pipeline
  9. 9. Wastewater Infrastructure Construction Costs New wastewater Cost range treatment alternative ($/cubic meter treatment capacity) Phase 2 plant $2,225 expansion Phase 3 plant $5,128 expansion
  10. 10. Increasing Program Focus
  11. 11. Looking AheadChallenges• Participation and saturation• Market readiness• Sustainability of savingsOpportunities• Innovation and local capacity building• Education, CBSM and mass customization• Evolving regulations
  12. 12. Thank you! For more information, visitguelph.ca/waterconservation

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