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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.

Public Engagement

The governance structure for the Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund is being adjusted to reflect the City’s organizational structure and the input of key stakeholders. In response to a September 30, 2019 Executive Committee motion (CR_6671), City of Edmonton administration is currently engaging the public and stakeholder groups for feedback on how decisions related to the construction of the deepest and largest sanitary sewer tunnels to accommodate growth in Edmonton are made and shared.

Sanitary Servicing Strategy Public Engagement

The online survey and registration for the November 10 workshop are now closed.

The online survey sought input on:

  • The governance of the SSSF Oversight Committee and the process of developing major sanitary sewer tunnel projects to service growth
  • The operations of the Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund
  • How much information residents want on sanitary sewer tunnel projects funded through the Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund

Your feedback, along with technical requirements and City policies, will be considered in the draft governance structure to be shared in future updates.


The Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund (SSSF) was established on January 1, 1999 and pools funds from three sources:

Scope of the SSSF

The Sanitary Servicing Strategy Fund (SSSF) is used to construct sewer trunks that are larger than 1,050 mm in diameter and serve areas greater than 1,400 ha. The City collects revenue ahead of expenditures to ensure financing for major sewer trunk construction is available while sustaining a positive balance throughout the horizon of the Sanitary Servicing Strategy.

2019 Annual Report

Includes information on completed and in-progress projects, a new governance structure and updated revenue and expenditure reporting.

For More Information

Urban Growth and Open Space Strategy


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