Getting the Most from Your Assets!

Our Asset Management plan development and condition assessment services focus is on minimizing lifetime cost through improved maintenance and timely rehabilitation.

Helping Ohio's Drinking Water Systems Comply with New AM Program Requirements

RCAP has prepared a draft template to assist very small public water systems in Ohio comply with the requirements of Ohio Senate Bill 2. This state legislation requires all public drinking water systems to have an asset management program in place by Oct. 1, 2018.  To obtain a copy, please contact your nearest Rural Development Specialist, or Sherry Loos at 330-413-4161.

As part of an Asset Management Program, RCAP is able to assist a limited number of communities prepare written AM Plans, including a comprehensive funding plan and rate analysis.  These services are not covered under our traditional grant programs. Please contact Sherry Loos for more information and pricing.

The RCAP GIS Team is here to help with inventorying and mapping your systems - a big component of the AM Plan Development Process. GIS can also be used to help record basic asset management information and inspections. Please contact Brian Beyeler or David Garretston to discuss your needs and obtain a GIS project quote. We are also currently piloting AM/Work Order software that integrates with GIS, and hope to begin offering this as affordable option for our GIS Cooperative participants.

Communities are encouraged to visit Ohio EPA's Asset Management Webpage for the latest requirements as the rule-making process is underway for these new requirements.

 

RCAP can help very small systems with the set up of USEPA's free desktop software program called 'Check-up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS)'. More advanced software is recommended if the community's asset management objectives exceed the database management capacity of CUPSS. More advanced options include commercially available computer maintenance management system (CMMS) and geographic information systems (GIS) software.

To learn more, review slides and listen to the audio from a presentation given by Sr. Rural Development Specialist Wayne Cannon.
 
RCAP has developed a short on-line class called "Asset Management Awareness" intended for local decision makers and utility staff introducing AM concepts and terminology.  This self-paced class is free and approved for one contact hour.  Please visit our on-line training instructions page to learn how to register and access free RCAP course hosted by 360water.

 

To watch recordings of the Asset Management Series sponsored by Ohio EPA that were presented in September 2017, please use the following links.  Each webinar is approximately 1 hour.

Completing an Asset Inventory
Completing a Condition Assessment
Completed a Capital Improvement Plan
Completing a Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Plan
Budgeting for Maintenance, Capital Improvements, and Sustainability