City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

UPAR Program

The Underground Pipeline and Asphalt Rehabilitation (UPAR) Program was implemented in 2015 to provide clear and predictable funding for the replacement of ageing and deteriorating infrastructure. Prior to UPAR, projects were funded through either utility rates, or the local improvement process which charges project costs directly to the fronting property owners. The UPAR, however, collects revenue from all properties through a combination of a frontage based levy, and an infrastructure utility fee.

The clear, predictable funding from the UPAR program allows the City of North Battleford to meet stated budgeted objectives while maintaining predictable cost impacts to the rates payers.