Town of Bethlehem Town of Bethlehem

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Town of Bethlehem Town of Bethlehem

  1. 1. Town of Bethlehem Department of Public Works
  2. 2. Asset Management Asset Management Capital Plan Capital Plan Financial Analysis Financial Analysis
  3. 3. Asset Management • A comprehensive and structured approach to the long term management of assets as tools for the efficient and effective delivery of community benefits
  4. 4. Why Asset Management? • Aging Infrastructure • -Many assets reaching end of useful life • Increased Public Awareness • -Sewer and water line failures • Reduced funding • Plan for future demand
  5. 5. Asset Management • Inventory all assets • Assess Condition • Perform Risk Assessment • Develop Integrated Management Strategy
  6. 6. DPW Assets • Water mains • Over 1,000,000 feet
  7. 7. Replacement needs reflect an echo of earlier demographic waves Water Main Future Pipeline Construction Replacement Needs 20 20 15 $ Millions 15 $ M illio n s 10 10 5 5 0 0 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2005 2015 2025 2035 2045 2055 2065 2075 2085 2095
  8. 8. DPW Assets • Water Tanks • Kenwood – 1928 • Selkirk – 1964 • Elm Ave – 1979 • Park – 1984 • New Scotland - 1984
  9. 9. DPW Assets • Sewer Mains • Over 900,000 feet
  10. 10. Sewer Line Infiltration
  11. 11. DPW Assets • Water Filtration Plant-New Salem • -1.1 billion gallon reservoir • -Filtration Plant 5MGD , 50 years old and at end of useful life
  12. 12. DPW Assets • Water Plant-Clapper Road • Wells with 6 MGD capacity • Filtration Plant with 6 MGD capacity and 12 years old
  13. 13. DPW Assets • Reservoirs and Dams • Vly Reservoir • Old Reservoir adjacent to New Salem Water Tank
  14. 14. DPW Assets • Sewer Plant - Dinmore Road • 5.9 MGD permit capacity • 33 years old
  15. 15. DPW Assets • Sewer Pumping Stations • 39 stations • Age is from over 70 years old to two years • 70% are over 20 years old
  16. 16. Future Demand • Comprehensive Plan has identified areas where we can expect additional water and sewer demand • DPW has developed a projected water system demand and has developed a long term plan to achieve adequate supply
  17. 17. Capital Improvement Plan • DPW has taken a ten year look ahead to determine the priority needs for water and sewer infrastructure • The capital plan is reviewed annually to determine if the highest priorities are being accomplished • A financial plan is necessary to support the capital plan
  18. 18. Funding • Water and Sewer Infrastructure has historically been paid for by residential and commercial development • Federal and State funding has contributed to construction of wastewater plants in the past • There is very limited federal and state funding to support rebuilding infrastructure going forward
  19. 19. Financial Plan Analysis • Operating Budgets are adequate to support routine maintenance • Water and sewer breaks will continue to erode operating budgets since they are not planned work • A Rate Analysis has been performed to determine how best to support the long term financial requirements that support the capital investment for water and sewer services
  20. 20. Next Steps • Present long range capital plan • Provide funding strategy to support capital requirements • Present Rate Analysis scenarios

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