Get the Best From Your Assets

Prioritized Water and Wastewater Asset Management

Meet your Level of Service goals

Water asset management is the process of understanding performance and prioritizing resources for the maintenance of networked wet infrastructure throughout its lifecycle.

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If you have water infrastructure, how do you meet your environmental, financial, and customer satisfaction targets?

Asset managers consistently need to make the most from limited capital planning budgets. This challenge is compounded by pressure to meet local, state/regional, and national regulations for Level of Service standards for water quality and service reliability.

An effective water asset management plan (AMP) will empower you to:

  • Prioritize how you spend your budget
  • Find and fix problems proactively
  • Satisfy customers, stakeholders, and regulators
  • Succeed with capital planning / capital improvement planning

It’s surprisingly simple to get it all under control.

Good asset management planning involves:

  • Assembling information about your assets so you know what you own, where it is, its condition, and its performance
  • Analyzing where there are problems, then identifying and prioritizing solutions (from doing nothing, to replacing assets)
  • Carrying out repairs and updating the data
  • Repeating these steps

Most water utilities either: have this data, but it’s siloed in departments and computer systems across the organization and therefore difficult to access; or they’re still busy collecting it.

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There are multiple asset management methodologies and frameworks available, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 55000 and Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 55, This gives system asset managers more than one option to improve the asset management of their water systems (potable water, wastewater, and re-claimed water) individually.

Our software was specifically developed for water and wastewater utilities to configure their water asset management plan by using any of the previously mentioned methodologies and frameworks, either specifically or even in parts to develop an approach that works best for them.

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We developed analytics using the InfoAsset data to quickly identify areas of concern and come up with solutions.

Infrastructure Asset Manager Western Virginia Water Authority, US

The Solution

  • All your data in one place

    It’s easiest to manage your pumps, valves, pipes and other water assets if you have all the data about them in one place.

    Ideally the data should be asset-centric, enabling you to track the condition and performance of individual assets over their entire lifetime. No need to piece together the life history of an asset from its maintenance/survey records or repair tickets. Then you can visualize, query, and report on assets, in the ways that suit different roles in a water utility, local authority, or consultancy.

    InfoAsset software from Innovyze provides this for you. InfoAsset Manager is for daily use, while InfoAsset Planner is designed for planning capital projects and capital improvement plans. InfoAsset Mobile is optimized for integrated working with field crews, and InfoAsset Online enables you to share information with people inside and outside your organization via a web browser.

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  • A single version of the truth

    InfoAsset Manager provides a central source of truth, brokering and compiling data and information about the asset, including:

    • The physical characteristics and location of your assets
    • The connectivity between your assets, inspections and surveys
    • Incidents and customer complaints
    • Work orders and tasks

    You can easily see on a map where there are issues and problem hotspots. You simply zoom in to see the life history of each asset – you can even play the relevant CCTV video.

    InfoAsset Online enables you to share the information with anyone you choose, and all they need is a browser. It’s ideal for improving communications with people inside and outside your organization – including customers, partners, local authorities, and regulators.

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  • Capital planning

    InfoAsset Planner’s analytics capabilities use all this data for risk-based capital planning and prioritization, capital budgeting, and life cycle cost analysis (LCCA). Tight integration with InfoAsset Manager and InfoAsset Mobile means you can schedule and complete work orders and tasks raised in InfoAsset Planner.

    InfoAsset Manager also validates information when you’ve loaded it, and records its provenance, giving you confidence in your data.

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  • Collect it in the field

    InfoAsset Mobile increases the efficiency of data collection significantly. Crews receive their schedules, do their work, and report back, all using the mobile application. There’s no bottleneck of laborious paper reporting and data entry back at the office, with the risks of records getting lost and data being mis-keyed. The new data is available to all InfoAsset Manager users immediately.

    InfoAsset Mobile also provides scheduling tools for crews, and enables office-based colleagues to monitor the progress of surveys and maintenance without interrupting the crews.

  • Analysis for action

    The powerful analytics in InfoAsset help you identify:

    • Which assets are critical, by developing a risk profile
    • Which assets need interventions, in priority order
    • How and where to best spend your budget
    • Whether your surveying, cleaning, and flushing programs can be more efficient
    • Whether your contractors are achieving their targets

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When you’re looking at asset management, check that the software you’re considering:

  • Is configured for water and wastewater
  • Is biographical and asset-centric – it stores, displays, and analyzes the whole life history of your assets
  • Empowers you to make proactive, prioritized decisions
  • Gives you defensible plans
  • Enables you to meet your performance, financial and environmental targets

We can help identify the best solution for your particular needs – just get in touch.

Discover more about the software

Resources

These assets refer to InfoMaster, now called InfoAsset Planner; InfoNet, now called InfoAsset Manager; and InfoNet Mobile, now called InfoAsset Mobile.

  • CASE STUDY

    Western Virginia Water Authority case study

    Find out how the Authority made its asset information work for many different roles, from Capital Investment Plan Managers to Customer Service staff.

  • ON DEMAND WEBINAR

    Keeping your eye on the prize – enriching asset data with CCTV inspections

    How CCTV inspections can improve decision making for the best operational and financial outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle.

  • INSIGHT

    Reducing non-revenue water

    Find, fix and prevent leaks and bursts in your water supply networks. The data you’re already collecting can help you pin down their location, and prioritize preventive maintenance.

CASE STUDY

Western Virginia Water Authority case study

Find out how the Authority made its asset information work for many different roles, from Capital Investment Plan Managers to Customer Service staff.

ON DEMAND WEBINAR

Keeping your eye on the prize – enriching asset data with CCTV inspections

How CCTV inspections can improve decision making for the best operational and financial outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle.

INSIGHT

Reducing non-revenue water

Find, fix and prevent leaks and bursts in your water supply networks. The data you’re already collecting can help you pin down their location, and prioritize preventive maintenance.