Asset Management for Small Systems - AWWA Conference

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Asset Management for infrastructure serving less than 10,000 users requires a pragmatic and creative approach. Using basic data collection, a simple framework and free asset management tools, an …

Asset Management for infrastructure serving less than 10,000 users requires a pragmatic and creative approach. Using basic data collection, a simple framework and free asset management tools, an operator can dramatically extend the useful life of the small system.

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  • 1. Asset Management What? Why? How? Murat Ulasir, PE, PhD, Technical Specialist www.ohm-advisors.com 34000 Plymouth Road | Livonia Michigan, 48150 | www.ohm-advisors.com
  • 2. CITY OF ANN ARBOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN City Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, April 1, 2008
  • 3. CIP and Asset Management Where does the CIP fit in Asset Management?
  • 4. Elements of Asset Management • Maintenance & Operation • Repair / Rehabilitation • Replacement
  • 5. Why Do Asset Management? In order to manage Risk, which is defined as The chance that a hazard will turn into disaster It’s got two elements to it: How important is it? How much usefulness is left in it?
  • 6. How To Get Started? Inventory / Digitization Risk Assessment Decision Maker Input Revision / Implementation
  • 7. Inventory / Digitization? PDF Scanning Google Earth CUPSS
  • 8. Check Up Program for Small Systems EPA Free Asset Management Software
  • 9. What is CUPSS? Free Asset Management tool ‘Desktop software’ – program that runs on your computer Series of modules that store information about a user’s utility
  • 10. Risk Assessment What if there is a critical water main in the ground and you have no idea about its condition?
  • 11. • Non-Intrusive Water Main Condition Assessment PC-based correlator Receiver 1 Sensor Hydrant RF transmitter Pipe D
  • 12. • Road Condition Assessment – RoadSoft
  • 13. Decision Maker Input How many times have you seen a decision maker in the trenches, with you, repairing a water main? How many times have you attended a political campaign to get re-elected? It’s not a question of what (there are needs), it’s a question of how (how to address them) TEAMWORK
  • 14. Questions / Comments / Discussions