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Municipal Engineering Services Branch Mandate

 

Mandate: Provide Engineering Coordination for Ministry Programs

  • Allocate available grant funds fairly and equitably among competing infrastructure projects, and ensure Provincial priorities are met
  • Promote planning for infrastructure growth and renewal by allocating Infrastructure Planning Grants to local governments
  • Ensure appropriate use of various reserve funds by local governments (including improvement districts) for infrastructure construction and renewal
  • Ensure that servicing issues are addressed in other ministry programs
  • Advance ministry positions on public issues regarding municipal infrastructure

Mandate: Provide Engineering Advice to Local Governments

  • Promote Provincial priorities: protection of public health; protection of the environment; preparation of growth strategies
  • Encourage sound infrastructure planning by local governments with grants and with participation in their planning process (for liquid waste management plants, in value engineering, etc.)
  • Promote sound management practices for infrastructure with the long-term objective of saving taxpayers money:
     
    • water conservation
    • reduction of sewer inflow/infiltration
    • efficient operation of water treatment plants and sewage treatment plants
    • preventive maintenance programs, etc.
       
  • Help small local governments in planning and implementation of infrastructure works
  • Advise local governments about grant programs and how to make applications for grant funding

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