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Spea ker:
Todd Williams\, PE\, ENV SP

Senior Project Manager

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Providing water an d sanitary sewer services to over 79\,000 customers requires a robust asse t management program. Virginia American Water (VAW) staff were overwhelmed by the utility’\;s reactive asset management program\, which include d selecting distribution system renewal projects\, performing emergency re pairs\, and managing project designs\, all while operating within budget a nd on schedule. Challenges to staff in maintaining an efficient and effect ive asset management program included pipeline prioritization\, risk manag ement\, and working with union and non-union labor resources. Attendees wi ll learn how VAW transformed its asset management program from reactive to proactive by understanding peer utilities’\; best practices\, involv ing the contracting community\, and working closely with the Virginia Depa rtment of Health. With a more efficient way to identify planned projects a nd a more robust mechanism to address emergencies\, VAW’\;s proactive asset management program will yield safe\, reliable water service in a mo re timely and cost-effective manner. This presentation can benefit any uti lity that wishes to refresh its approach to handling its assets. This sess ion will be co-presented by Steven Chen\, Senior Project Engineer\, Virgin ia American Water.

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Session info.

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