Tuesday 11:00 AM
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Room: Sangamon

Sustainable Water Tank Asset Management

Properly designed water storage tank asset management programs represent a sustainable best practice for water tank maintenance procurement. The advantages and disadvantages of both tank asset management programs and the traditional approach to tank maintenance will be examined. This presentation will discuss the asset management delivery method for tank maintenance available to tank owners and how it differs from the traditional means of tank maintenance procurement. Six benefits of sustainable asset management programs will be discussed: single source responsibility, balanced funding, evaluation and planning, regulatory and GASB 34 compliance, annual inspection and maintenance, and emergency repair service. A detailed explanation as to how asset management delivered under a construction management at risk delivery model is truly the most sustainable approach will be presented. This approach to tank maintenance procurement often results in lower life-cycle maintenance costs than the traditional approach to tank maintenance. Full service sustainable asset management programs can meet the requirements of GASB 34 for asset management programs under the modified approach to infrastructure asset reporting, assuring the tank owner the tank value will never drop below the declared value.

Moderator:  Terry McGhee


Randy Moore - Utility Service Co. Inc.

Randy Moore has been with Utility Service Company, Inc. since 1998 and is currently Vice President Specialty Products & Technical Services. For the past (27) years he has worked in the water industry specializing in potable water storage tanks. 
Randy earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from University of Missouri at Rolla and an MBA from University of Missouri at St. Louis.  Randy serves as a voting member on the AWWA D102 Revision Task Force, the Distribution System Water Quality Committee and the Distribution System Operations & Maintenance Committee.  He has recently served as a commissioner on the Safe Drinking Water Commission for the state of Missouri. Randy was a presenter at the ACE 10 and at the 2010 National Rural Water Association Annual Conference.  He has conducted three national webcasts for AWWA on water quality within storage tanks. In addition, Randy conducts water operator training sessions on water storage tank issues nationwide for state rural water associations and AWWA sections.

Bill Murfree - Utility Service Co., Inc.