Strategies & Actions

Asset Management Plan

The City of Hamilton owns and operates over $14.4 billion (replacement value) in core public works infrastructure which services the needs of residents, local businesses and visitors to the City. These water, wastewater, stormwater, road and bridge assets contribute to community health, welfare and satisfaction, and long-term prosperity and growth.

In addition to meeting provincial requirements for grant program funding, the Asset Management Plan sets out a strategic framework for:

  • Managing these assets
  • Aligning core infrastructure with service objectives
  • Documenting core practices and activities
  • Guiding the action and investment needed to meet key business goals

2014 Public Works Asset Management Plan (1.8 mb pdf)

The Public Works Asset Management Plan will be revisited on a five-year cycle, and coincide with an update of the City’s 2005 InfraGuide National Award of Excellence winning State of the Infrastructure (SOTI) Report.

State of the Infrastructure (SOTI) Report

Our infrastructure “report card” on Public Works assets is part of an on-going improvement process for the management of the City of Hamilton’s public works infrastructure. It reviews the current state and condition of City infrastructure assets essential for the delivery of public services to citizens. *Ratings are from 2016

Asset Class Value (Millions) Rating Trend
Water $3,222 C Stable trend
Wastewater $5,393 C+ Decreasing trend
Stormwater $1,458 C+ Decreasing trend
Roads and Bridges $6,034 C Decreasing trend
TOTAL $16,107 C Decreasing trend

The report’s objectives are to measure and report the effectiveness of the City’s management practices as they impact:

  • The physical condition of the infrastructure
  • The capacity of the infrastructure to service peak demands
  • The availability of funding to address infrastructure investment needs
  • Projections of the state of these assets in 2020 and 2050 should the status quo be maintained

SOTI Report Downloads

Asset Management Section (Engineering Services, Public Works)

Since the late 1990’s, the City of Hamilton has been a pioneer in the use of asset management practices. The asset management section is responsible for city-wide condition assessments of road, bridge, sewer and water assets. These assessments enable them to forecast and schedule the most cost-effective repair activities.

To protect the city’s infrastructure investments they plan and develop an integrated three to five year detailed budget and 10 year projected long range capital budget, this is done by monitoring:

  • Current levels of service
  • Life cycle trends
  • Deterioration models