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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

In response to a September 30, 2019 Executive Committee motion (CR_6671) the City recently completed public and stakeholder engagement to get feedback on how decisions are made related to the construction of the deepest and largest sanitary sewer tunnels that accommodate growth in Edmonton.

This engagement took place online, and was delivered through a survey and video conference meetings in October and November 2020.

The online survey was made available to all Edmontonians and gathered feedback 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

Online meetings were scheduled to provide interested individuals and stakeholders the opportunity to discuss this subject further and provide feedback, and get answers to their questions.

Learn about how Edmontonians were engaged to help inform the governance of the SSSF in the What We Heard Report. City Administration has clarified the SSSF governance structure to reflect this feedback and is preparing a report to respond to Council’s motion, to be presented to Council’s Executive Committee on April 12, 2021.






  • Online Survey - October 5-26, 2020
  • Online Engagement Session - November 10, 2020


  • Executive Committee motion (CR_6671) - September 30, 2019


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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