Municipal Planning & Asset Management

Many wastewater treatment facilities constructed in the wake of the Clean Water Act and the Construction Grants Program in the 1970s have reached their design life and are no longer able to meet regulatory or community demands. Studies indicate that a growing number of U.S. waterways do not meet their water quality goals—all indicators point to performance demands increasing. We use our understanding of the regulatory requirements, and technological advances, and funding landscape to help clients develop cost-effective plans to meet future needs. 

Wastewater assets are a major component of a community’s overall master planning efforts. Addressing anticipated growth, asset renewal needs, and increasingly restrictive permits requires a comprehensive view of the infrastructure, environmental regulations, and financing opportunities. Our approach to helping clients create smart capital plans begins with a clear-eyed assessment of their resources and challenges. We prioritize improvements and upgrades based on criticality assessments, available funding, and permit renewal cycles, and maximize opportunities to address multiple issues with one project. In the end, our plans provide the level of detail needed to help communities make good decisions.

Effective asset management

Too much of our nation’s investment in infrastructure isn’t supported with adequate maintenance, sustainable practices, and sound long-term planning. The struggle of many utilities to implement effective asset management means some assets degrade unnecessarily or operate inefficiently, while others are replaced before the end of their useful lives, costing untold millions in lost value. Our approach to asset management includes not only the tools and techniques commonly relied on, but a holistic view of the people, practices, money, and data utilities have at their disposal. We help clients create an organizational culture that supports effective asset management, prioritize investments and defend their decisions, create more efficient O&M practices, and collect, store, and analyze the data that allows them to understand their systems. 

Contacts

Service Line Leader
Municipal Wastewater

Senior Civil/Environmental Engineer
RMC, now part of Woodard & Curran
Senior Water Resources Engineer
RMC, now part of Woodard & Curran
Senior Water Resources Planner
RMC, now part of Woodard & Curran