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Assisting the City with Developing a Decision-Making Framework
Sustainable Sewer System Asset Management Program
Given the pressing issues with the city’s sewers system related to condition, flooding and regulatory compliance, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) has been working along-side the Springfield Public Works Department to assist them in developing a sustainable asset management program for sewers. While the city has made progress capturing its inventory of assets, many crucial programmatic decisions await until a better understanding of the total inventory, condition and value of what is in the system can be ascertained. We assisted the city with developing a decision-making framework that will allow them to leverage the knowledge currently available to answer the question, “What are the overall system needs?”.
- Working closely with the city and leveraging its CityWorks platform to better quantify the system priorities.
- Developed expected service life, maintenance, renewal, and replacement costs for each asset type.
- Utilized asset management principles to provide the client with conceptual costs and a draft rate structure.
- Developed a dynamic process that allows the city to adjust the program as more system assessment data is collected.