In July 1998, City Council approved the Sanitary Servicing Strategy creating a 75-year plan to provide sanitary servicing for new land developments within the city. For details, please refer to the Sanitary Servicing Strategy for the 21st Century report.

The Strategy includes the establishment of the Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund (SSSF), a mechanism to finance major sanitary trunk construction as the cost of undertaking this construction would be too high for the City, EPCOR, or developers to bear alone.

The SSSF and the long term construction plans, guided by the Sanitary Servicing Strategy, are governed by the Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund Oversight Committee composed of representatives from the City, EPCOR and the development industry.