IMPLEMENTING A GIS AND CMMS FROM SCRATCH A CASE STUDY OF THE ALLEN COUNTY SANITARY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

The Allen County Sanitary Engineering Department, like most other utilities, is under increasing pressure to maintain and enhance their collection system infrastructure. Some of this pressure is derived from existing or pending regulations such as Capacity Management, Operations and Maintenance (CMOM), Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 34 (GASB 34) and consent orders as well as the need to “get more done with less”. The County has a staff of experienced personnel that are very familiar with their system, but find it difficult to wade through the volumes of data requests to best prioritize their work. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have claimed to solve this problem by providing a means of organizing all relevant information in order to present it in a logical manner for decision-making. Distributed buried infrastructure can pose additional difficulties if it is not properly documented. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are particularly well suited to management of collection systems.

This study follows the processes that Allen County went through to gather data, select an appropriate CMMS and implement that system.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864703784606738

Publication date: January 1, 2003

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more