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Infrastructure Asset Management: Business Principles to Maximize Government Revenue Returns

This post is an excerpt from an article we published in the June 2017 issue of Borough News magazine entitled “Strategic Asset Management: Optimizing Your Borough’s Dollars.” We hear a lot these days about the virtues of running government like a business, but what does that mean? Any profitable business owner can tell you that success […]


Could infrastructure asset management improve your municipal bond performance?

If you’re a frequent reader of our newsletter and postings, you know we believe strongly in the benefits of infrastructure asset management. (This is a sampling of our prior articles about infrastructure asset management.) By regularly assessing the condition of your infrastructure and proactively planning its maintenance and replacement, you can reap many benefits. Most […]


Benefits of Utility Asset Management

As our water systems continue to age past their useful life and utilities face increasing budget pressures, the terms asset management and capital improvement planning have become buzzwords in the industry. However, as utility managers struggle to squeeze as much out of their budgets as possible, it is hard for many of them to justify […]


Utility Asset Management: Maximizing ROI

  Each year, water and wastewater utilities send uncalculated dollars down the drain because of leaks and system failures, but asset management could provide the savings they need to respond to the creeping threats of aging infrastructure, water shortages, and increasingly stringent regulations. Last year, UCLA filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Department of […]


Position Yourself for Infrastructure Funding with an Asset Management/Capital Improvement Plan

By Brian D. Emberg, P.E. Historically, the approach to infrastructure assets has been the proverbial, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The result is that nationwide our infrastructure is in need of repair, and government officials at every level are talking about how to change this approach. While the legislators negotiate a funding solution, […]


Asset Management: What Does It Mean to You?

by: Howard Hodder, GISP This article was first published on the Informed Infrastructure website and is published here with their permission. The need for an asset management program is beginning to resonate with municipalities throughout the country. Many municipal employees are finding themselves responsible for researching and developing a solution that will meet the unique […]


How EPA’s Stormwater Management Planning Guide Can Help with MS4 Compliance, Aging Infrastructure

Today, communities must address aging infrastructure and stricter stormwater management regulation (like MS4 permitting) under tight budget constraints. In order to be successful, they will need to take a long-term approach to stormwater management planning.  EPA’s new guide can help. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency published Community Solutions for Stormwater Management: A Guide for Voluntary […]


WEBINAR: Manage Your Infrastructure Easily and Cost-Effectively

Do you know the location of your infrastructure assets? Do you know what needs inspected and when? Do you know which assets are most critical and carry the highest risk to the community if they fail?   The answers to these questions are crucial to protecting the safety of people and property in your community. […]