Water and Wastewater Asset Management Readiness Survey

This survey was designed by a University of Waterloo graduate student Anelisa Schmidt, with Professor Mark Knight. The goal is to understand how municipalities are assimilating and implementing asset management practices in the water industry, especially in the face of new regulations and guidelines. The findings of this study will be made available in an easy-to-read report in order to support the advancement of asset management in Ontario.


The survey is designed to be answered by municipality’s asset management practitioners, takes 30 to 60 minutes to be completed and is as jargon-free as possible.  Thirty (30) out of the fifty-four (54) questions have the purpose of placing the municipality in a readiness scale. Therefore, the main benefit for survey participants is the opportunity to benchmark the organization’s Asset Management Readiness Score against the aggregated responses from water utilities of similar size – after all data is collected and compiled.


Respondents can complete the survey in parts or modify it at any time, since answers are automatically saved from your last access. All survey responses are strictly confidential and will only be displayed publicly in an aggregated format.


That being said, we invite municipal asset management practitioners to fill out the Water and Wastewater Asset Management Readiness survey.

Take the survey here




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