Various Clients

Water Asset Management Plans (WAMP)

Project Description

In 2016, The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requires communities with a water system asset management plan by
January 1, 2018.

The Asset Management process produces three documents:

  1. Asset Management Plan – “WHAT” – Statement of Goals/Guiding Principles
  2. Asset Management Program – “HOW” – How you will accomplish those goals
  3. Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

A governing body can develop and ratify the Plan, which is non-technical and can be understood by the non-technical public. The Program is a detailed implementation document for staff. The CIP is edited more often for more on-the-ground planning with municipal staff.

Prein&Newhof is currently working on 34 communities’ water asset management plans. There are several steps to the asset management process for water systems:

  1. Defining Our Goals – What is our desired Level of Service?
  2. Inventory – What do we own?
  3. Risk of Failure – what are the conditions of our assets?
  4. Consequence of Failure – what happens with a failure?
  5. Criticality – How do we prioritize our actions?
  6. Capacity – Do we have enough, Now and for the future?
  7. Operations and Maintenance – Keeping up with routine work
  8. Capital Improvements – Continuing system renewal
  9. Financial Strategy – Rate planning and stability

Contact

Barbara Marczak, PE
Project Manager
616-364-8491