May 18, 2010
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The previous WWWMR calculated an average persons per unit (ppu) per service area based onthe most current census data, and those ppus were used to determine the remaining unitsavailable to be serviced. The average ppu in the Region ranges from 2.55 to 3.15 across thedifferent water and wastewater service areas. The calculation of the average ppu does not accountfor the variability of unit types. The 2010 WWWMR presents commitments in terms of “people”rather than units to account for the variation in unit types. For evaluating servicing capacity for newdevelopment applications, the average ppu for each unit type will be applied to the units in theapplication to calculate the total number of persons in the proposed development.
In an attempt to simplify some of the information in the WWWMR, the summary tables attachedhave been formatted to reflect the year end 2009 conditions. Reference to the potential futurecapacities/commitments have been removed from the tables, but are included in the appendices ofthe 2010 WWWMR.
Similarly, reference to Category 1 and 2 commitments have been removed, and all commitments(draft plans, registered units, building permits issued but not yet occupied) are presented simply as“commitments”.
In 1996, 4,020 m3/d of the Preston WWTP capacity was held in reserve to service development inthe Cambridge Business Park (CBP). Since 1996 that reserve allocation has been reduced toaccount for development in the CBP. As of the end of 2009, the CBP is assumed to be 100% built-out and therefore no reserve allocation is held for the Cambridge Business Park.
At a City of Cambridge Council Meeting on February 8, 2010 a staff report was presented andapproved recommending that wastewater allocation be formally reserved for the BoxwoodEmployment Lands in the Preston Wastewater Service Area as identified in this report. Furtheranalysis is required to accurately estimate the quantity of the reserved allocation. This analysis isongoing and will be incorporated in the available capacity at the Preston WWTP as it becomesavailable and will be updated annually in this report.
Water consumption patterns and wastewater flows are a function of yearly weather fluctuations. In2009, the annual precipitation was generally less than the average precipitation levels.
2010 Water Supply Capacity and Commitments
Firm or system water supply capacities were adequate to meet actual maximum demands in allcommunities supplied by a Regional system in 2009. The 10-year and longer forecasts are anticipatedto adequately accommodate all current development commitments based upon the implementation ofthe Region’s current capital program. Table 1, attached, summarizes the remaining water capacity asof December 31, 2009.The Integrated Urban System (IUS) (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Elmira and St. Jacobs watersystems) has 52,174 m
/d of remaining capacity, which is equivalent to 126,525 people.The Baden/New Hamburg water system has 6,610 m
/d of remaining capacity, which is equivalent to17,660 people. The Baden/New Hamburg Master Plan was initiated in 2008 and is scheduled forcompletion in the fall of 2010.