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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, […]

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Carlisle Borough Uses Infiltration/Inflow Data to Devise Long-Term Plan for Infrastructure Repair and Replacement

Like many municipalities, Carlisle Borough is grappling with the challenge of aging infrastructure. Its sewer system features infrastructure that is more than 100 years old.  Since replacing it all at once is not possible from a financial perspective, borough officials needed to a way to narrow down exactly where investment should occur.  Which projects would […]

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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 […]

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Effective Utility Management Starts With These Strategic Planning Tips

This article was originally published in the June 2016 issue of  Keystone Water Quality Manager. It is reprinted here with their permission. We’re all familiar with the phrase “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” This is paraphrased from an exchange between Alice and Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s […]

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Adrienne Vicari Named One of Central PA’s Top 40 Under 40

The Central Penn Business Journal named Adrienne Vicari to its 23nd annual Forty Under 40 list, which honors individuals for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the Central Pennsylvania community.  She and the other honorees will receive their award at a banquet on October 2 at the Hilton Harrisburg. Adrienne is the financial services […]

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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 […]