Asset Management

For Community Infrastructure

They’ve finally put a name to the way we’ve approached civil engineering since we opened our doors in 1969 – planning farther and making the most of funding.

Asset management 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 their condition 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.

The goal is to get the most from your assets at the lowest long–term cost and to reduce short–term, high emergency costs.

Prein&Newhof has developed a program that establishes your asset management system – from data-gathering to public communication – and gives continuing support thereafter.

Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Program

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s SAW Program gives grants to communities so they can:

  • Develop asset management programs for wastewater and stormwater systems.
  • Develop stormwater management plans.
  • Design wastewater and/or stormwater treatment projects
  • Design projects to reduce non-point source pollution.
  • Build demonstration projects using innovative technology for wastewater and/or stormwater treatment

For more information about MDEQ’s SAW program, please contact Jim Hegarty, PE at (616) 364-8491.

WAMPs – Are you ready?

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requires communities to establish a water system asset management plan (WAMP) by January 1, 2018. Are you ready? We can help you. Contact Brian Vilmont, PE to learn how: (616) 364-8491.