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IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENTERPRISE WIDE COMPREHENSIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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In late 1999, Eastern Municipal Water District's (EMWD) Board of Directors and Senior Managers recognized the importance of asset management in providing service to it's customers and directed staff to implement a comprehensive asset management program based on best practices. The District recognized early on that total organization commitment was necessary to achieve success in asset management and formed a Leadership Team consisting of senior managers and department heads from Operations and Maintenance, Finance, Engineering, Information Systems, Human Resources and Purchasing and Contracts. The Leadership Team provided general direction to the Project Team tasked with completing the multiple components of asset management. The Project Team identified business process needs associated with life cycle replacement, warehouse and inventory control, purchasing, maintenance strategies, information management, engineering and charge account codes.

Progress to date includes full implementation of two of the five sewage treatment plants, all 40 sewage lift stations and 25 potable water wells. This involves building the asset hierarchy based on parent/child relationships, defining asset criticality, populating asset attributes and writing necessary job plans for preventive maintenance tasks. The integration between the maintenance software, financial system and timekeeping software's have also been completed with integration of GIS to follow shortly. EMWD's progress in asset management has been recognized by the United States General Accounting Office in its March 2004 report: “Water Infrastructure, Comprehensive Asset Management Has Potential To Help Utilities Better Identify Needs and Plan Future Investments.”
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005-01-01

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