NEORSD Asset Management Assessment Agenda


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  • Business sustainability drives this project Over the last thirty years, the District invested about $1.8 billion In the next 30 years, we will almost double that
  • During the past 30 years, the District received about $644 million in Federal grants, unfortunately Future needs are not projected to benefit from the Federal Grants Program as past needs did.
  • In addition, . . . There are/will be significant personnel . . . . Maintaining our present efficiency will not be enough
  • NEORSD Asset Management Assessment Agenda

    1. 1. NEORSD Asset Management Assessment
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>NEORSD history / responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Project drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of this project </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic insights </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons learned </li></ul>
    3. 3. NEORSD History <ul><li>Formed by Court Order in 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Political Subdivision of </li></ul><ul><li>State of Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Governed by 7 Member Board of Trustees </li></ul><ul><li>Serves City of Cleveland and 59 Suburban Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Service Area - 380 Sq. Miles </li></ul><ul><li>Service Area Population – 1,000,000 </li></ul>
    4. 4. NEORSD Key Responsibilities <ul><li>WWTP Operation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Easterly, Southerly, Westerly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combined and Separate Interceptors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Construction, Operation and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control </li></ul>
    5. 5. Project Drivers <ul><li>District business sustainability drives this project </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland No.1 in big city poverty (31% of residents below poverty level) </li></ul><ul><li>11% population decrease over 20-30 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>$1.6 Billion CSO Control Program </li></ul><ul><li>$1.6 Billion WWTP/Sewer Rehabilitation Program </li></ul>
    6. 6. Project Drivers <ul><li>Projected capital investment of $3.2 billion over the next 30 years, which almost doubles the prior 30 years </li></ul>Capital Investments $1.8 billion 1972-2003 $3.2 billion 2004-2034
    7. 7. Project Drivers <ul><li>Future needs are not projected to benefit from the Federal Grants Program as past needs did </li></ul><ul><li>Projected doubling of sewer rates in 10-years </li></ul>Federal Grants 2004-2034 Unknown - $0 $644 million 1972-2003
    8. 8. Project Drivers <ul><li>Significant personnel turnover and departmental reorganizations </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining our present efficiency will not be adequate for the future </li></ul>Do you know where is the knowledge going?
    9. 9. Overview of Project <ul><li>Define asset management in three areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate District current practices in each of these areas </li></ul><ul><li>Perform a gap analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Perform a pilot study of asset management tools </li></ul><ul><li>Create an implementation plan for an Asset Management Program </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain buy in from governing body </li></ul>Where we are currently
    10. 10. Overview of Project <ul><li>Implementation Plan will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asset management team organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-year resource estimates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phased schedule and budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder management plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactical functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance measures </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Our 2004-2008 Strategic Plan had 5 goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain the District’s excellent service record and reputation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve our dynamic business culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve use of our people resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine our future business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the most effective and equitable means of funding the future </li></ul></ul>Strategic Insights
    12. 12. Lessons Learned. . . . So far <ul><li>Asset management is viewed as a cure-all system by some in the organization. In the beginning, be straight forward and explain what it WILL and WON’T do. </li></ul><ul><li>Before embarking on an asset management project, make sure people understand that asset management provides the practices, but the PEOPLE have to do them! </li></ul>
    13. 13. Thank you. Questions?