$2000 for a service relocation. Not cost effective to move the water man out of the street.
One interruption to the community,YVW gets big saving
Sometime requested to replace perfectly good asphalt with new asphalt. If aesthetics is the reason is this good value for the community? Could money be spent elsewhere?
Trying to learn more about road reinstatement and road constructionRecently had Walter Holtrop from AAPA to present. Memorandum of understanding was developed which was never signed off
Yarra Valley Water Road Reinstatement Water Main Renewal Program
Introduction James Goode Manager Water Improvement Projects Yarra Valley Water
August 22, 2011 3 Yarra Valley Water Ltd Infrastructure Services PURPOSE: To ensure our infrastructure delivers water and sewer services to meet defined levels of service General Manager Infrastructure Services David Snadden Jon Pennefather I2MS Program Assistant to GM Gai Thomas Mechanical Electrical & SCADA Royston Ray Infrastructure Planning Neil Rickard Network Operations Hieu Dang Field Maintenance David Errey Treatment Plant & Trade Waste Chris Brace Purpose: To develop strategies to optimise the long term performance of our water and sewerage network to ensure it meets defined levels of customer service and environmental performance. Purpose: To optimise the operation of the water and sewerage networks to meet defined levels of customer service and environmental performance. Purpose: To optimise the performance of our mechanical and electrical infrastructure to ensure our water and sewerage networks meet defined levels of customer service and environmental performance. Purpose: To optimise the performance of our sewerage treatment plants, recycling schemes and trade waste discharges to meet defined levels of service to customers and environmental performance. Purpose: To optimise the delivery of emergency and scheduled maintenance services to ensure the water and sewerage networks meet defined levels of customer service and environmental performance.
August 22, 2011 4 Sustainable Development PURPOSE: To provide water and sewer services to new properties in a sustainable way Sustainable Development Sam Austin Assistant to GM Donna Trafford Sustainable Growth Planning Glenn Wilson Research & Innovation Francis Pamminger Asset Creation Andrew Cosham Major Projects David Elliott Development Services Kim Henry (Acting) BEA (Beyond Easy Access John Maudsley
August 22, 2011 14 Yarra Valley Water Ltd Road Management Act 2004 Utilities defined duties and responsibilities should carry out reinstatement works within a reasonable time will be responsible for arranging permanent reinstatement Road to be restored as close as reasonably practicable to its original condition Extent of works to be established between the road authority and the utility
YVW Aims Replace the water main; Minimise impact to the community; Minimise community cost; Complete works to council satisfaction; Complete work in a safe manner Complete permanent reinstatement within 6 weeks; Avoid working in recently reinstated road.
YVW drivers Reinstatement accounts for about 30% of our costs; Happy to work towards least community cost; Incentive to minimise these costs; Hoping to be more pro-active with water main renewals. Currently not getting many bursts so few high priority mains; Currently trying to combine water main renewals with road resurfacing program: adapting our program with Councils, could councils adapt their program to ours?
Concerns Generally come to agreement with council when water main is on the edge of road pavement; Difference of opinion arise when YVW main is in the centre of a lane or in the middle of the street; Requests sometimes include reinstatement beyond Auspecguidelines YVW’s understanding of reinstatement requirements: the importance of a straight cut, not having a join where the wheel will run council concern when the road is new and YVW puts a trench through it importance of preventing water ingress. Road management clause: “return the road back to its existing condition prior to the works” unclear what exactly this means.
Areas to work on with council Keep working on the relationship to get best outcome for the community; Common aim is a happy customer Better guidelines about reasonable extent of reinstatement: Previous attempts to build upon, perhaps revisit work completed in 2006; Ensuring water main renewals and roadworks programs align as much as possible; Maintaining the quality of our reinstatement Any benefits from working with MAV? Closer working with councils in major commercial high profile areas Happy to receive feedback from council so that we can learn and improve. Education on good road repair practices and council issues