Asset Management

Water Pipeline in Water Treatment Plant

Town of Gibsons’ infrastructure provides a variety of services to the community, including:

  1. clean drinking water
  2. collecting and treating wastewater
  3. safely collecting and directing stormwater
  4. safe roads and transportation
  5. recreation areas and facilities and
  6. geo-energy to the Parkland neighbourhood.
What is Asset Management? 

Asset Management is the process the Town of Gibsons uses to make sure these services are provided in the most cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable way, using the resources we have. Good asset management planning will help the Town of Gibsons plan for the long term, make effective operations and maintenance plans, and prioritize infrastructure projects. The Town of Gibsons takes a holistic approach to service delivery by including both engineered assets, like roads and pipes, as well as Natural Assets, like the Gibsons Aquifer and ponds in its asset management program.

The Town of Gibsons adopted its first Asset Management Policy in 2015 and started building its formal Asset Management Program the following year. The program is a collection of documents, people, information, tools, and processes that help staff and Council weigh performance, risk, and cost, in order to make the best possible decisions re) how to use the Town’s (limited) resources.

See the 2019 Asset Management Program Overview here.

Resources
Frequently Asked Question Sheets

Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure FAQs

Water Infrastructure FAQs

Quick Guides

Municipal services at the Town of Gibsons are split into eight “Asset Classes”. Each Asset Class has one or more associated “Quick Guides”, which are regularly updated.

Download full set of ASSET CLASS FACT SHEETS as 2-page 8.5″ x 11″ sheets.

Click links below for 11″ x 17″ single-page quick guides.

ASSET MANAGEMENT 101 11×17

 

Class
Description
Services Provided
Sanitary:
SANITARY COLLECTION AND TREATMENT QUICK GUIDE
Wastewater treatment plant, pump station, collection pipe system, manholes, service connections, and an outfall Wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal
Water:

1. GIBSONS AQUIFER QUICK GUIDE
2. ENGINEERED WATER QUICK GUIDE
Aquifer, wells, reservoirs, pump station, distribution pipe system, service connections, universal cross-connection control, valves, universal metering, and hydrants Provide safe drinking water and fire protection
Stormwater:

DRAINAGE QUICK GUIDE
Drainage pipe system, service connections, manholes, catch basins, ponds, outfalls, ditches, swales, and creeks Stormwater management, flood prevention, environmental enhancement
Transportation:
TRANSPORTATION QUICK GUIDE
Roads (surface treatments and base layers), curbs, sidewalks, trails, bike lanes, signage and streetlights Safe transportation for all users including motorized vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists
Gibsons District Energy Utility:

DISTRICT ENERGY UTILITY QUICK GUIDE
Pump station, energy fields, distribution piping, and service connections Localized district energy utility
Fleet and Equipment:

FLEET AND EQUIPMENT QUICK GUIDE
Vehicles and equipment components, including trucks, light-duty vehicles, and heavy equipment Light vehicular duty, staff transportation use, snow clearing, earth moving, and excavation and other various maintenance
Parks and Civic Lands:

PARKS AND CIVIC LANDS QUICK GUIDE
Undeveloped and developed community parks, playing fields, beaches, boardwalk, land under roads, and other Town-owned land Recreation, land areas to support other infrastructure, and green space
Buildings and Structures
(QUICK GUIDE UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Town-owned facilities and internal components (furniture and equipment), playgrounds, a skate park, retaining walls, stairs, fencing, and other miscellaneous structures Safety, protection, recreation and amenities