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B&N helps municipalities and agencies create asset management plans (AMPs) to create a prioritized and practice roadmap for managing infrastructure, including water, wastewater, stormwater, roadway and bridge assets.

The B&N AMP Process

The AMP development process begins with understanding existing asset management (AM) processes. B&N reviews documents and data as well as interviewing a cross-section of staff responsible for managing all aspects of asset lifecycles. B&N also surveys agency staff to understand the primary driving forces that will impact AM decisions in the future. 

This research allows us to identify and prioritize AM improvement opportunities. We build a roadmap to the future where utility managers have the information needed to confidently identify the right work at the right time and establish and justify budgets based on well-informed data and experience.

Municipal Agency Experience

With a long track record of AM experience in both the private and public sectors, the B&N team also assists with AMP implementation to help clients remain in compliance and generate value by avoiding costs and improving reliability for service customers. This includes:

  • Development of asset registers
  • Facility condition assessments and replacement plans
  • Watermain replacement plans
  • Criticality scoring
  • Risk registers
  • Contingency plan updates
  • Valve exercise programs
  • Performance metrics
  • Long-term financial forecasting

B&N has helped develop city-wide AMPs that encompass water, wastewater, stormwater, electricity and roads for multiple Ohio communities, including Painesville and Gahanna.

Meeting Regulatory Requirements

B&N assisted utilities in preparing AMPS to address Ohio EPA’s AM legislation (formerly Ohio Senate Bill 2) which required all public water systems to prepare a written AMP and have an AM program in place by October 1, 2018. B&N developed AMPs to address this requirement for Huber Heights, Xenia, Gahanna, McArthur, Springboro, Barberton, Girard, Oberlin, Wadsworth, Painesville and Windham, Ohio, as well as the Western Water Company.

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