Neda Simeonova is editorial director of Water & Wastes Digest. Simeonova can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1011.
Water and wastewater utilities understand the importance of effectively managing their facilities, their distribution and collection networks; however, utilities also are not without the knowledge that maintaining, rehabilitating and replacing these assets comes with a significant price tag.
A significant number of water and wastewater utilities around the country continue to defer important maintenance projects because of insufficient funding, and many fail to generate enough revenue to at least cover the full cost of the services they provide.
So how do utilities manage in today’s tough financial environment?
Having a comprehensive asset management plan in place helps utilities not only identify needs for future investment, but also maximizes the efficiency across all utility resources.
WWD would like to learn what your utility is doing to maximize its efficiency. E-mail us at [email protected] to share your effective asset management plans.