City of Akron, Ohio
Burgess & Niple (B&N) serves as Program Manager for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the City of Akron’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan Program.
As O&M Program Manager, B&N developed a Sewer Overflow Response and Notification Plan that was approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The firm, with Brown & Caldwell (as subconsultant), also is responsible for the Capacity Management Operations & Maintenance (CMOM) Program phase of the project.
The CMOM Program includes an assessment of the City’s existing Sewer System O&M program and preparation of a CMOM program document, which was submitted and approved by the USEPA. B&N also is assisting the City with an inspection and cleaning program for all of the City’s 860 miles of sanitary and combined sewers and approximately 19,000 associated manholes.
CMOM Program tasks include:
B&N helped the City prioritize hundreds of thousands of condition assessment defect codes for thousands of sewer assets by using B&N’s decision model.
The model sorts through Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) coded database files for hundreds of miles of sewer inspection data. Sewer segments are screened based on PACP structural and O&M scores. Repair recommendations are developed based on PACP defect coding. CCTV video review of selected sewer segments is used to calibrate the model. Model results and GIS information are then used to prioritize repair recommendations.
The data obtained through the application of B&N’s decision model allowed the City of Akron to prioritize sewer system repairs and ensure that time, money and resources were invested wisely.