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Asset Management

Infrastructure Asset Management Plans

Your community deserves practical, well-planned systems that meet your needs today and will help you grow tomorrow. Asset Management is one of the tools that we use to help you get the most from your assets at the lowest long–term cost and to reduce short–term, high emergency costs.

Asset Management for community infrastructure is the process of collecting information on all your pipes, manholes, roads, etc. and managing them with a map and a database, so you know the condition of each and can plan when best to replace and repair. Why? So you can prevent costly disasters and emergencies in the most cost-effective, efficient way possible. We have the technology and data to find potentially critical conditions and fix them before they become nightmares.

We provide Asset Management Plans (AMP) for:

  • Wastewater Systems
  • Storm water Systems
  • Drinking Water Systems
  • Non-Motorized Paths
  • Parks


Since our founding in 1969, Prein&Newhof has been providing master planning and asset management services to our clients by assisting them with asset condition assessments, probability of failure determination, and capital improvement planning. In the past decade alone, we have performed SAW grant work for 43 different asset owners and drinking water AMP work for another 35. We have experience with REGIS, GIS, and Lucity and can support integration of your data into these systems.

The AMPs are developed specifically for the community’s water distribution system using a similar process implemented for recent SAW and drinking water AMP projects. First, we complete an Asset Inventory and Condition Assessment to record and evaluate distribution system conditions. We will then conduct a Level of Service Determination and a Criticality evaluation. The above information is analyzed to develop a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP contains action timelines for maintenance, repair/replacement of assets using the criticality ratings, and (re)development needs. In addition, the CIP is divided into near-term actionable projects and long-term planning projects.

For greatest cost-effectiveness, monitoring and maintenance are essential parts of any standard operating procedures. Prein&Newhof provides the tools, framework, flow charts, documentation, and training for staff to use and help integrate planning and asset management tools/practices into their everyday workflows. We can also train your staff to maintain their planning and asset management practices.

Additionally, we can support with a public education/communication program to facilitate understanding and buy-in of the public and promote the public’s understanding of the value and maintenance of the City’s water system assets.

Although we have developed specific tools, templates, and programs for Asset Management and Capital Improvement Planning, we recognize that it is imperative that these be tailored to the specific needs of your staff and administration. Throughout the AMP process, our intent is to show you what we have in our toolbox and review your specific needs. We will then modify our approach/tools to ensure the best fit for your desired outcomes.


Grand Rapids Office