Ensure maximum value for your assets.

Water utilities are typically subject to pricing regulation and have to meet the expectations of their regulator in this area. All asset-related expenditure has to be justified, and penalties typically apply if customer service obligations aren’t met. Water utilities are also facing longer-term challenges relating to climate change, which impacts on their water supply, and community and government desire to reduce water usage, which in turn reduces revenues.

The reliability and availability of critical equipment is vitally important within the water utilities sector in order to ensure that customer supply and water quality obligations are met. The sector also faces unique challenges in that almost all pipework is buried underground which makes assessing its condition more difficult, and this in turn impacts on the accuracy of forecasts for maintenance and replacement of those assets. And sewerage treatment plants have their own unique environmental risks.

Asset management, maintenance and reliability are all vitally important to the water utilities sector, and the work that we have done for clients in this sector includes all of these subjects.

We have also delivered training in asset management, maintenance and reliability improvement to the water utilities sector.

Our clients

Some of our past and present clients within the water utilities sector include:

  • Aroona Alliance
  • Gladstone Area Water Board
  • Goulburn Valley Water
  • Greater Western Water
  • Queensland Urban Utilities
  • South Gippsland Water
  • Sunwater
  • Sydney Water
  • Unity Water
  • Water NSW
  • Water Corporation

Water utilities articles

Coordinating activity between Maintenance and Supply – A Case…

This case study by Sandy Dunn will present the approach that was taken and the key lessons learned that will assist any organisation in a similar situation.

How to continuously improve your preventive maintenance program

It’s ideal to embed continuous improvement of your preventive maintenance program as part of day to day business. Let’s discuss how to make that happen.

Planning and scheduling: getting the basics right

How do we ensure that planning and scheduling department processes are performed effectively? By understanding the function and boundaries of the two processes.

Common traits of organisations that deliver effective maintenance

Organisations that get results from their maintenance strategies understand that no two operations are the same. OEM recommendations offer a fair starting point for how our assets should be…

How to estimate the economic value of improved maintenance…

Using a value driver tree to estimate Economic Value Added can help reliability and maintenance managers build a business case for improvement initiatives.

6 tips to sell your asset management vision to…

Let’s explore how we might go about selling the vision for asset management, and engage with senior leadership so that they can provide ongoing support.

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