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Manitoba municipalities receive asset management funding

Manitoba municipalities receive asset management funding

OTTAWA — The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced spending to help five Manitoba municipalities develop better asset management plans.

The funding comes from the Municipal Asset Management Program, a $110-million program funded by the government and delivered by the FCM.

Among the recipients, the City of Flin Flon will receive $50,000 to identify, catalogue and analyze the life cycle and capacity of its infrastructure and develop information on maintenance requirements, service levels and new asset needs. All asset classes will be looked at including facilities, roads, sidewalks, water treatment systems, wastewater treatment systems and equipment, stated a release.

The Municipality of Rossburn will receive $50,000 to develop an asset management strategy for roads, culverts, bridges, buildings, water and sewer utilities, landfills, campgrounds and aeration systems and the Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson will receive the same amount to develop a plan for roads, water and sewer utility, drainage and culverts, buildings, machinery and vehicles.

“From roads and bridges to buildings and wastewater systems, local governments own approximately 60 per cent of the public infrastructure that supports our economy and our quality of life. That’s why it is so crucial to support them in building and maintaining strong asset management through initiatives like the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program,” stated Scott Pearce, acting FCM president, in a statement.

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