City of Cambridge recognized for advancing and championing innovative trenchless technologies

Posted on Wednesday November 11, 2020

The City of Cambridge is honored to receive the 2020 CATT Award of Excellence in the ‘Organization’ category.  The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) is the leading organization for the trenchless industry in Canada and the CATT Award of Excellence recognizes those organizations that have been instrumental in advancing the trenchless industry both locally and internationally.

The City of Cambridge is a champion of trenchless technologies in Ontario. To date, the City has undertaken a variety of trenchless projects with significant environmental, cost, and schedule benefits, and staff have shared their learnings with many municipalities and others in the field.

Going trenchless simply means not having to dig a trench. Trenchless technology is tunneling below the surface to install service lines or other infrastructure without disrupting the surface. It makes it possible to do work under rivers and other challenging areas without disrupting water flow, traffic and with minimum damage to the environment. The City received the award during CATT’s virtual AGM yesterday.

“We very much thank the Centre for the recognition,” said Yogesh Shah, Deputy City Manager of Infrastructure Services. “The City has greatly benefited from working with CATT since 2007 and was able to learn and adopt many innovative technologies over the years. We have piloted various watermain lining technologies and undertaken multiple watermain and sanitary sewer lining projects.”

Overall, the City’s innovative approach to proactive infrastructure management has resulted in a significant reduction of water loss in City watermains which represents annual savings of $8 million.


Primary Media Contact:

Susanne Hiller
Director of Communications
City of Cambridge