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  • SIMPLE - Implementation Phases
    Effective Implementation Implementation Phases Basic Principles Outputs Required Achievable Program Implementation Priority Effective Data Collection Data Capture Opportunities Implementation Risks Quick Wins Resourcing the AM Program Funding the Implementation Program Implementation Phase Activities Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Effective Implementation Implementation Phases This topic

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  • SIMPLE - Implementation Phase Activities
    was in place and that no verification would be undertaken Based on the fact they were being paid on completion they rushed through the work in a short time using estimates and often without visiting or siting the asset A small verification sample identified that over 85 of the asset information was false and a decision was easily made to abandon this and organize for new data to be collected Example Two A municipal authority had data loaded into their asset management system using a contracted data collector This contractor had taken meticulous care in the collection of attribute data which had been properly audited and had proven to be very high quality However the collection of condition data was not subjected to the same rigorous review or audit and the standard of data capture fell in the later stages of the work In this case the organization concluded that they would revise their next condition assessment program to set the dubious data area as the initial program They were able to quickly overcome this condition data deficiency as part of their normal cyclic condition assessment process Pilot AMP Implementation Program This stage involves the development of a detailed asset management plan pilot implementation program to evaluate asset management on a small scale before the organization begins to implement a system wide asset management system The pilot stage covers Identify and determine pilot program sites and specific assets involved Confirm data capture requirements and commence data assemblage Determine asset Identification units MMI Classifications codes Attribute details to be collected for pilot program confirm priority levels Develop detailed task program for the pilot programs including Tasks activities required Experience skills required Estimated time needed Connectivity of tasks Key timeframe and milestone outputs expected Assess the available resources ability to complete tasks Decide on most appropriate resource allocations and method of management for pilot program including Overall project management Asset management co ordination Data collection inputting and transfers Quality assurance Product testing and handover Training Set up most appropriate management structure Develop necessary asset management works programs and contract documents If Data Collection is Contracted Out Complete detailed specification for data collection including Assemble examples of all available data sources Outline the scope of work List detailed outputs required with a detailed example Determine delivery schedule for draft partial submittal Determine delivery schedule for final submittal Develop contract schedules Complete standard terms and conditions Get approval of contract documentation and proposed timetable Call potential bidders Evaluate bidders complete bid evaluation report and recommendations Gain approval Accept completed contract Monitor and review data collection works throughout contract Meet with contractor to review agency comments on draft data submittal Complete final product evaluation and handover commissioning procedures Train staff in the use of the completed system Project Management Activities Complete resource allocation plan for detailed task lists Complete work instructions contracts to complete the necessary tasks Complete detailed QA processes for monitoring individual outputs Set up project review reporting program milestones etc Complete project

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  • SIMPLE - Intended Audience
    Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Asset Management for Small Utilities Overview Intended Audience This guide is designed for owners and operators of small community water systems CWSs CWSs include all systems both publicly and privately owned with at least 25 year round residential customers or 15 year round service connections Typical systems that may find this guide useful include Small towns Tribal systems Rural water districts This guide presents basic concepts of asset management and provides the tools to develop an asset management plan Very small CWSs may have some difficulty in completing some of the worksheets included in this booklet while medium CWSs may find the worksheets too simple for their needs Due to each system s particular circumstances the time and effort needed to develop the plan will vary Building a team made up of your operator board members owners assistance providers and state drinking water staff will help you develop an effective and complete plan State and Regional Tribal Capacity Development Program Coordinators are available to help you understand the concepts covered in this guide and complete the accompanying

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  • SIMPLE - What Will I Learn?
    for the Future Step 4 How Do I Carry Out This Plan Step 5 What Should I Do Next Worksheets Appendices Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Asset Management for Small Utilities Overview What Will I Learn As a drinking water system owner or operator your most important job is delivering safe and secure drinking water to your customers Part of this service is taking care of your system s facilities and equipment and planning for any needed rehabilitations and replacements An asset management plan will help you meet these goals in an efficient and cost effective manner This guide will help you by providing information about How asset management can help improve your system s financial health and ability to provide safe drinking water How asset management fits into the development of an overall plan for your system s future i e strategic planning How to complete a five step asset management process including Conducting a thorough asset inventory Prioritizing the rehabilitation and replacement of your assets Developing an annual estimate of needed reserves and an annual budget Implementing

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  • SIMPLE - How does Asset Management relate to Strategic Planning?
    How Do I Plan for the Future Step 4 How Do I Carry Out This Plan Step 5 What Should I Do Next Worksheets Appendices Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Asset Management for Small Utilities Overview How does Asset Management relate to Strategic Planning The U S drinking water industry faces many key challenges in the 21st century such as replacing aging infrastructure addressing security concerns and complying with new regulations Depending on the circumstances of your system you may need to make changes to the operation of your system Strategic planning is a management concept that helps you address and prepare for both anticipated and unexpected problems Strategic planning utilizes asset management to evaluate your system s current physical situation and it also evaluates your system s financial and managerial situation It requires you to make fundamental decisions about your water system s purpose structure and functions In order to make Strategic Planning work for your water system you need to collect the information that will allow you to make intelligent informed decisions about your system s future

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  • SIMPLE - What is the Asset Management Process?
    Next Worksheets Appendices Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Asset Management for Small Utilities Overview What is the Asset Management Process Asset management consists of the following five steps Taking an inventory Before you can manage your assets you need to know what assets you have and what condition they are in This information will help you schedule rehabilitations and replacements of your assets Prioritizing your assets Your water system probably has a limited budget Prioritizing your assets will ensure that you allocate funds to the rehabilitation or replacement of your most important assets Developing an asset management plan Planning for the rehabilitation and replacement of your assets includes estimating how much money you will need each year to maintain the operation of your system each year This includes developing a budget and calculating your required reserves Implementing your asset management plan Once you have determined how much money you will have to set aside each year and how much additional funding if any you will need to match that amount you need to work with your management and customers and with regulators to carry out your plan and ensure that you have the technical and financial means to deliver safe water to your customers Reviewing and revising your asset management plan Once you have developed an asset management plan do not stick it in a drawer and forget about it Your asset management plan should be used to help you shape your operations It is a flexible document that should evolve as you gain more information and as priorities shift This guide provides information and worksheets that will help you complete all five steps As you work your way

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  • SIMPLE - Overview
    Asset Management relate to Strategic Planning What is the Asset Management Process Step 1 How Do I Inventory My Assets Step 2 How Do I Prioritize My Assets Step 3 How Do I Plan for the Future Step 4 How Do I Carry Out This Plan Step 5 What Should I Do Next Worksheets Appendices Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines

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  • SIMPLE - Worksheet Introduction
    Next Worksheets Appendices Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Asset Management for Small Utilities Step 1 How Do I Inventory My Assets Worksheet Introduction The System Inventory Worksheet will help you Identify all of your system s assets Record the condition of your assets Record the service history of your

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