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Burgess & Niple - Water | Planning


Those who manage complex public infrastructure face many challenges in today’s world. Aging infrastructure, global economic pressure, regulatory changes, contaminants of emerging concern, and climate change are all driving water utility managers to change the way they do business. Overcoming these challenges requires an enhanced focus on priorities and an efficient approach that considers the integrated, systematic evaluation of their infrastructure.

Asset Management

Critical infrastructure must be carefully evaluated, planned, funded, designed, constructed, and managed for communities to get the most value out of their investments. B&N’s asset management approach helps clients advance their decision-making processes throughout the lifespan of their assets. Our proven, structured methods help identify the largest financial risks and biggest threats to service delivery. The result – solutions that ensure reliable service at the lowest lifecycle costs while managing risks to an acceptable level.

Integrated Planning

Addressing wet weather challenges while balancing other capital improvement programs often is beyond the scope of a single community agency. B&N’s integrated planning approach to wet weather issues includes facilitating multi-agency collaboration to efficiently address water quality concerns such as CSOs, SSOs, and stormwater runoff. The community’s broader needs and investments also are taken into consideration. This results in cost-effective solutions that provide the highest value for a wide range of municipal infrastructure investments.


  • Asset Inventory & Condition Assessment
  • Needs Assessment and Benchmarking
  • Business Case Evaluation
  • Capital Improvement Plan Prioritization
  • Asset Management Plans
  • Infrastructure Performance Measurement and Target Setting
  • Rehab/Replacement Planning
  • Maintenance and Reliability Improvements
  • Long-term Financial Forecasting
  • Green Infrastructure Solutions
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Staff Training for Program Implementation