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New Website and New Study Coming

For the new year, my PUMPS website (not this site) will be undergoing reconstruction.  It has been a few years and some things are out of date.  Instead the focus will be more on rate studies,...

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10 Questions for 2016

  So everyone is doing their Top 10 questions for 2016 (although with David Letterman off the air, perhaps less so), I figured why not?  So it the vein of looking forward to 2016, let’s ponder these...

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And then there is Flint – A lesson on Why Politics and Money Should Never...

Speaking of water supply problems, welcome to Flint, Michigan.  There have been a lot of coverage in the news about the troubles in Flint the last couple of months.  However if you read between the...

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ACE in Chicago

June was a tough month and looking back I realize I really didn’t post.  I was in Chicago, spent 2 weeks with middle schoolers, prepared my promotion package, god the doors completed on the house,...

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Getting to the Assets

Asset management plays a vital role to help minimize unnecessary or misplaced spending while meeting the health and environmental needs of a community. The goal is to provide strategic continuous...

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Asset Management with Limited Data

An asset management program should be developed accordingly to the client’s goals and objectives. It consists of determining the selected area of study, type of system and the quality of data used for...

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More 21st Century Mapping

You asked for more figures – so here you  go   Very cool stuff.  All done by students.

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Business vs Public Models

“Or is running a local government like s business killing it?” I had an interesting conversation at a conference recently.  The people I was talking to were advanced in their careers and the...

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The Costs of SLR and Rainfall

The reliability of the assets within the area of interest starts with the design process in the asset management plan. Decision-making dictates how the assets will be maintained and effective means to...

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Flint is back in the news.

The Flint saga continues.  The latest is that they continue to use Detroit water, but will convert to the new Lake Huron supply in 2018. The argument now is who’s water plant will be used. The County...

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