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Jun 2010 | THE JUNE 2010 ISSUE

The City of Cambridge: A Case Study on Asset and Infrastructure Management
IBM

City of Cambridge: Saving millions through proactive infrastructure repair 

 

The City of Cambridge, Ontario, has a long and proud tradition of fiscal responsibility, balancing its annual budget even in the face of hard economic times. Thanks to the creative use of available resources—such as deferring non-critical spending—the city of 130,000 avoided going into debt.

Over time, however, the cumulative effect of this practice began to be felt. The city’s public works department found itself less and less able to do inspections and preventive maintenance because its resources were increasingly being used to respond to emergency repair calls.

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