CRAFTING A CUSTOMIZED ROADMAP WITH WATER MASTER PLANNING
A SUCCESSFUL WATER MASTER PLAN PROVIDES A CUSTOMIZED ROADMAP THAT ENABLES UTILITIES TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE UTILITY SYSTEMS THAT WILL MEET CURRENT NEEDS AS WELL AS THOSE OF GENERATIONS TO COME.
Water master planning–which also includes wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater–offers a holistic view of a system’s past and present with a focus on a sustainable future. A successful water master plan provides a customized roadmap that enables utilities to operate and maintain efficient, effective and reliable utility systems that will meet current needs as well as those of generations to come.
In creating a water master plan, McKim & Creed examines the foundation of the existing system, including such issues as water source, infrastructure, treatment technologies, energy utilization, investment decisions, operational costs, regulatory changes, resource recovery, and asset management, to name a few. Then we collaborate with the utility to establish strategies that build on existing assets, define future needs, guide development, recommend projects and priorities, and balance future investments with affordability. This proven approach results in a water master plan that offers implementable, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to both short- and long-term infrastructure needs.