Robust Tool for Utilities

Using dTIMS to Manage Utilities

By using the recommended treatments coming out of dTIMS, the opportunity exists to perform an optimization on all of the assets within the road right of way, such as potable water, wastewater, and stormwater.  

Leverage existing agency data for underground utilities, combined with unit replacement costs for different intervention options (e.g., open cut replacement or relining). Perform an optimization within dTIMS to identify an optimal capital budget for each of these asset classes over 30, 50, or 100 years.

Value of Integrating Utilities in dTIMS

  • Change the thinking horizon from the next 3 years, to investment strategies and performance outcomes covering the next 10, 20, 50 and 100 years.
     
  • Link strategic long-term infrastructure investment scenarios to Level of Service (LOS) outcomes.
     
  • Allow network owners better cash flow by having realistic renewal and replacement profiles, not based solely on age.
     
  • Increase confidence in potential performance.
     
  • The ability to optimize your investment by achieving multiple strategic objectives, such as minimize breaks/leakage, minimize risk, maximize capacity, minimize total cost.
     
  • Bring together all asset management activities to maximize the purpose, value, and effectiveness of each activity.
     
  • An “optimally coordinated” capital plan has been shown to save a city between 5% and 10% over an un-coordinated approach over 30 years.
 

The Investment Gap

Water utilities across the world are faced with the challenge of managing an aging network of assets. 2030-2050 is predicted in almost all Utilities Asset Management Plans to be the major peak in utilities renewals.


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