More Effective Utility Management
Understanding the Economic Impact of Infrastructure and Applying Tools for More Effective Utility Management
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Utilities often face challenges in managing their infrastructure, such as insufficient past CIP investment and resistance to rate increases from skeptical rate payers. The lack of understanding of how to best promote the benefit of infrastructure investment can hinder future development or economic growth. Understanding that water and sewer infrastructure is not just a “need” but a cost/benefit relationship, utilities can show that spending money in a community impacts that community and that there are ways to spend money through different activities in a single location that will have differing impacts. This presentation will discuss the components of the analysis process and provide examples of lessons learned from a case study of the City of Columbia’s Clean Water 2020 Program, for which CDM Smith has served as Program Manager for the past eight years.
Another topic that will be discussed during the session is how to apply GIS and business intelligence tools to support more effective utility management. During this presentation, a review of trending web, mobile, dashboard, business intelligence, and digital twin technology will be presented, along with a discussion of how these tools can be maximized to support in-field data collection, utility asset management, operations, and capital planning. Several case studies and examples will be presented, along with a summary of key solutions.
Presented by Bryan Cully and Jayson Brennen
Moderated by Kevin Leo