WATER & WASTEWATER

Shrinking budgets, stricter regulatory compliance, and aging infrastructure and staff are some of the most pressing challenges faced by many water and wastewater agencies today. PinnacleART’s goal is to help facilities tackle core challenges with an integrated, reliability-centered approach. Implementing proven asset management programs can increase the reliability of aging equipment, minimize risk, and optimize Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs while also improving O&M standards and overall performance.

Predictive Maintenance Strategies

By developing maintenance strategies that are more predictive and less preventative / corrective, PinnacleART helps facilities utilize condition monitoring techniques that identify potential failures before they occur, thus increasing reliability and decreasing downtime. Predictive Maintenance strategies can also extend equipment life and help to avoid the additional costs of Corrective Maintenance and potential regulatory compliance violations that may occur when critical assets fail.

Reliability Centered Maintenance

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs address the loss of critical knowledge that occurs when experienced personnel retire by capturing that knowledge beforehand and inputting it into the facility’s CMMS program, ensuring that it is readily available when needed. Developing detailed job plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are other techniques PinnacleART draws upon to collect the invaluable knowledge of experienced personnel prior to retirement.

$271BILLION

According to the 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card, our nation’s infrastructure rating is a D+. Many elements are approaching the end of their useful life, and our current infrastructure capacity is not sufficient to meet growing demands. The 2017 ASCE Wastewater Report estimates that at least $271 billion will be required to meet current and future demands, which are estimated to increase by more than 23 percent by 2032.

30-50% OF UTILITY EMPLOYEES

According to AWWA’s Water Sector Workforce Sustainability Initiative, between 30 and 50 percent of current utility employees will be retiring within the next ten years and taking approximately 24 years of critical knowledge and experience with them.

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