Best Practices

Implement Best Practices for Sustainable & Affordable Water Services

Every utility is at some point of change and advancement. As a utility proactively engages in industry best practices, additional cost efficiencies will accrue to the bottom line leading to a more effective, sustainable and affordable water service organization.

  1. Focus on Transmission and Distribution Repair and Replacement (60% of total costs)
  2. Invest in an (ESRI) GIS-Centric Approach for the Asset Registry, CMMS and Decision Analytics Software
  3. Apply Hydraulic Model Optimization Technologies into Operations and Capital Planning
  4. Evaluate Valve and Pipe Criticality to prioritize investments while reducing Risk
  5. Maintain a high degree of Point Control Valve Operability
  6. Conduct Cyclical Asset Condition Assessments
  7. Annualize Water Loss Reporting and Water Audits
  8. Establish Asset Monitoring and Preventative Maintenance Programs
  9. Pursue Open Procurement Practices and Policies
  10. Utilize Alternative Project Delivery Methods like Design Build
  11. Employ Trenchless Technologies like Sliplining, Pipe Bursting, Horizontal Directional Drilling
  12. Replace older pipe materials with durable, safe, corrosion free materials like PVC
  13. Provide for Fixed-Asset Accounting adjustments based on updated asset inventory and valuations
  14. Incorporate Long-Term Infrastructure Financial Planning to develop rate, debt, reserve financing strategies.

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