In Ohio, B&N assisted utilities with the preparation of asset management plans to address Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s asset management (AM) legislation (formerly Ohio Senate Bill 2) which required all public water systems to prepare a written asset management plan (AMP) and have an AM program in place by October 1, 2018.
B&N develops water AMPs, following extensive review of water utility documents and data as well as interviews with a cross section of staff responsible for managing all aspects of asset lifecycles. B&N utilizes AM assessment tools like the Water Research Foundation® SAM-GAP to document and score AM practices and visually identify opportunities to improve them. B&N also leads utilities through exercises to determine their top priorities and prioritize asset management opportunities.
B&N developed AMPs to address Senate Bill 2/Ohio EPA AM requirements for Huber Heights, Xenia, Gahanna, McArthur, Springboro, Barberton, Girard, Oberlin, Wadsworth, Painesville and Windham, Ohio as well as the Western Water Company. In addition, B&N helps many utilities with non-regulatory asset management plans for wastewater, stormwater and electric utilities, as well as AMPs for roadway assets.
With a long track record of AM implementation experience in both the private and public sector, the B&N team also assists with AMP implementation to help clients remain in compliance and generate value by avoiding costs and improving service reliability. Examples include development of asset registers, facility condition assessments and replacement plans, watermain replacement plans, contingency plan updates, valve criticality and valve exercise studies, vulnerability analysis updates, and evaluation and selection of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).