Glenmore Water Treatment Plant
The Filter Gallery at the City of Calgary Glenmore Water Treatment Plant, built in 1934.

Project Spotlight

This project was developed in response to a need for Canadian municipal water and wastewater utilities to measure, track and report on their utility performance. While fundamentally a high level metric benchmarking process, it has developed into a network and information base for Canada's most progressive municipal utilities. This website presents information about the project and it is the focal point of project related communication for member municipalities (Member's Only section).

In the context of our Initiative, Benchmarking is the ongoing process of comparing products, services and practices with those of similar organizations. The ultimate goal is always to improve quality and performance.

The Canadian National Water & Wastewater Benchmarking Initiative was started in 1998 and has since grown to 55 member municipalities participating in stormwater, water and wastewater benchmarking.

For more information:

To assist researchers and others who are interested, the partnership has made available some of the blinded data in our min/max/avg graph format for stormwater, wastewater and water, all accessible in the Public Report.



27 Jan

Data Collection Sheets for 2016

are now available for downloading.

04 Jan

NWWBI Summary Workshop Registration

is now open. This year’s workshop will be held in Winnipeg, MB on April 23- 26, 2017. Please see the '2017 Workshop' tab under the Home page in the Member Only section for registration details.

27 Jan

NWWBI Draft Results

are being circulated in early January 2017. We look forward to conducting a detailed review of draft results with you before the NWWBI Summary Workshop in April. Your NWWBI Data Collection representative will be contacting you in January.

03 Jan

Future Envisioning Workshop 2017

Following the workshop held in November 2016, this discussion will be continued at the upcoming NWWBI Summary Workshop in April 2017. Please contact David Main ( for more information.