XCG was retained by Halifax Water to lead the preparation of the first municipal utility Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in Nova Scotia. Halifax Water is a publicly owned utility charged with providing water, wastewater and stormwater services to the residents of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Halifax Water embarked on the preparation of an IRP in order to define its overall capital program and other resource needs for the next thirty years (2013 - 2043). The IRP responds to the combined requirements of regional growth, current and future regulatory compliance and asset renewal.
The Columbia City collection system consists of a central core of combined sewer areas surrounded by newer separately sewered areas all flowing to a single WWTP. Columbia City’s sewer system has CSOs to the Blue River and Phillips Ditch at 13 outfalls. The city is required by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to reduce the volume and frequency of CSOs. Regulatory requirements forbid all SSOs, forbid CSOs for all flows of the 1-Year 1-Hour storm, and mandate storage or treatment for any CSOs of the 10-Year 1-Hour storm.
XCG Consultants Ltd. was retained by Halton Region to conduct an Inflow Connections Study in the area with the goal of identifying the sources of inflow and estimating the inflow contribution from the private side.
The City of Cambridge initiated the Cambridge Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) Study to develop a cost effective system remediation plan that, when implemented, would result in reduced wastewater flows requiring treatment at the Region of Waterloo’s treatment facilities.
XCG developed an approach for inflow/infiltration (I/I) reduction to meet the needs of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in a cost effective and timely manner recognizing the need to achieve real reductions in I/I through the completion of low cost repairs.
In May and August of 2015, Burlington, Ontario experienced rain events that caused significant basement flooding. Halton Region opted to augment their basement flooding prevention subsidy program to provide relief for homes in the area that had multiple flooding occurrences. Hundreds of homes were affected.
The City of Guelph initiated this study following completion of the 2008 Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan that recommended the City move forward with water conservation and I/I reduction efforts in concert with implementing a $90M infrastructure upgrade program to provide servicing to the year 2031.
XCG developed a Region-wide strategic plan to address I/I studies and a 5-year implementation plan in Peel Region. The strategic plan is a framework that enables the Region to plan, implement, track, measure the success of its overall I/I reduction efforts, and re-plan their efforts to maximize benefits.
XCG completed a sanitary servicing plan for the City of Leduc, Alberta. The City of Leduc is a fast growing City adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport. Ensuring there is good wastewater servicing for existing clients and responding to the need for new servicing for residential, industrial and commercial customers is a concern.