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​Asset Management Plan - Levels of Service

​The expected level of service in terms of various criteria and thresholds were determined in the initial inventory assessment and asset replacement (AR) plan prepared by GHD.  The plan considered consumption graph and remaining life predictions of the assets to develop Town’s AR Plan.  The asset consumption graphs illustrates the value of assets that are new (0% consumed) through to assets that have reached their maximum potential life (100% consumed). 

Following summarizes the Town’s assets and maximum potential life (MPL) assumed for each class. 

Public Works

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury’s Public Works assets include, but are not limited to:

  • Urban, Rural and Gravel Roads;
  • Curb and Gutter;
  • Sidewalks;
  • Bridges and Major Culverts;
  • Retaining Walls;
  • Guardrails;
  • Sound Barriers;
  • Traffic Control Devices;
  • Illumination;
  • Storm Drainage;
  • Parking Lots; and
  • Fleet. 
 

Legislation

The Town’s levels of service for Public Works are mandated by the following Legislation, Regulations or Acts:

  1. The Municipal Act, 2001: Ontario Regulation 239/02 sets minimum maintenance standards for municipal highways. The Town has a responsibility to keep highways or bridges that it has jurisdiction over “in a state of repair this is reasonable in the circumstances”. 
    The legislation sets minimum standards for the following areas:
    •  Routine Patrolling Frequency;
    •  Snow Accumulation;
    •  Icy Roadways;
    •  Potholes;
    •  Cracks;
    •  Shoulder Drop-offs;
    •  Debris;
    •  Luminaries;
    •  Regulatory & Warning Signs;
    •  Traffic Control Signal Systems; and
    •  Bridge Decks.
  2. Stormwater Management Works within the Town are subject to the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008 and the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, 2009.

Water

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury’s Water assets include:

  • Water Wells;
  • Underground Reservoirs;
  • Standpipes;
  • Booster Stations;
  • Water Transmission Mains;
  • Water Sub-transmission Mains;
  • Chambers and Small Valves;
  • Fire Hydrants;
  • Water Services;
  • Water Meters;
  • SCADA;
  • Network Assets;
  • Computers; and
  • Fleet.

Legislation

The Town’s levels of service for Water are mandated by the following Legislation, Regulations or Acts:

  1. The Safe Water Drinking Act, 2002 regulates the Town’s drinking-water systems and drinking-water testing.  It ensures that all municipal drinking water systems operate with MOE approval, that all operators are trained and certified to provincial standards, and that testing meet legally binding standards and be conducted in licensed and accredited laboratories.
    The legislation sets standards for:
    •  Sampling, Testing and Monitoring;
    •  Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) -review and provision of infrastructure, rehabilitation and maintenance, 10 year capital plan requirements
    •  Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program (MDWL)
  2. The Ontario Water Resources Act regulates sewage disposal and 'sewage works', prohibits the discharge of polluting materials into water supply, regulates permits to draw water from ground or surface water sources, approves and regulates wells and water works.
  3. Ontario Regulation 387/04 Permit to Take Water (PTTW) sets out criteria that the ministry must consider when assessing an application for a PTTW for anyone who takes more than 50,000 litres of water a day from a lake, river, stream or groundwater source.

Wastewater

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury’s Wastewater assets include:

  • Gravity Mains;
  • Forcemains;
  • Sewer Service Connections;
  • Sewage Pump Stations;
  • Water Pollution Control Plant;
  • SCADA;
  • Automation Hardware;
  • Network Assets;
  • Computers; and
  • Fleet.

Legislation

The Town’s levels of service for Wastewater are mandated by the following Legislation, Regulations or Acts:

  1. The Ontario Water Resources Act regulates sewage disposal and 'sewage works', prohibits the discharge of polluting materials into water supply, regulates permits to draw water from ground or surface water sources, approves and regulates wells and water works.
  2. The Environmental Protection Act outlines the requirements for spills reporting and remediation.
  3. The Lake Simcoe Protection Act outlines effluent limits and initiatives specific to Lake Simcoe, together with the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.
  4. Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (WSER) set the guidelines for monitoring, sampling, testing of effluent, continuous monitoring equipment and plant upgrades.

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Summary​

Service levels continue to be discussed as part of next update of asset management plan over next several years. The Town will explore asset-specific decay curves, instead of current straight line depreciation in this AR plan, validated by empirical data to be collected by the Town as part of condition assessments. As an example, pavement condition data will provide a Town-specific means to determine the percentage of an asset’s lifecycle that has been consumed. The following desired service level criteria for replacement and rehabilitation are also being considered for future analysis. 

Time of Improvement (years)Urban Roads (Arterial, Collector)Road (Local)Rural
Roa​​​ds
BridgesWaterSanitaryStorm
Rehabilitation​20​20​20​35​30​30​30
Replacement​35​35​35​75​70​60​60