10/01/2010

It is the purpose of this paper to provide a short description of Bill 72, an overview of the role of municipal government and the infrastructure deficit, an analysis of the potential municipal impacts resulting from the recommendation in the 2005 Watertight Report, identify a legislative discrepancy between the Municipal Act and Education Act which may impact water-related service revenues, and finally provide an analysis of the potential municipal impacts resulting from the proposed Water Opportunities and Conservation Act.
Water Opportunities and Conservation Act (WOWCA), or Bill 72. It is the purpose of this paper to provide a short description of Bill 72, an overview of the role of municipal government and the infrastructure deficit, an analysis of the potential municipal impacts resulting from the recommendation in the 2005 Watertight Report, identify a legislative discrepancy between the Municipal Act and Education Act which may impact water-related service revenues, and finally provide an analysis of the potential municipal impacts resulting from the proposed Water Opportunities and Conservation Act.

In general, AMO supports the policy direction of the government on municipal water, wastewater and stormwater facilities taken in Bill 72 and we look forward to working together in the future as the regulations are developed.