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  • SIMPLE - Introduction
    the City became obligated for completion of an aggressive capital improvement program by 2014 The current Capital Improvement Program CIP calls for a 3 9 billion investment on drinking water combined and sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment improvements In January 2002 Shirley Franklin became Atlanta s 58th mayor Recognizing the seriousness of the problems facing the City Franklin dubbed herself The Sewer Mayor She created a task force of nationally recognized water and wastewater experts to determine a plan to help the City meet its obligations as quickly and inexpensively as possible Headed by Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough the task force devised the plan that ultimately became the Clean Water Atlanta program Mayor Franklin also created the Department of Watershed Management DWM placing drinking water wastewater collection and treatment and storm water under one umbrella for the first time in the City s history Her goal is to develop a best in class watershed management organization to manage Atlanta s water programs The department is led by Commissioner Robert J Hunter a seasoned environmental management professional The department s mission is to Ensure professional stewardship of Atlanta s drinking water wastewater and storm water systems Deliver excellent customer service Invest in development of a motivated skilled and empowered workforce Protect the present and enhance the future of the regions water resources and public health Improve the environment while supporting economic development Atlanta is developing an asset management program to ensure that the investment being made today in its water and wastewater systems will benefit Atlanta and its downstream neighbors for decades into the future It will also use asset management tools to make sure that its watershed infrastructure is maintained in such a manner that it protects public health and the environment The consent decrees mandated that Atlanta implement

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  • SIMPLE - Municipality Facts
    pool reservoir for 809 000 The system went into operation September 29 1893 Principal Elements of Atlanta s Drinking Water System The system functions regionally serving all Atlanta residents and Fulton County residents South of the Chattahoochee River It also serves six wholesale customers over a 650 square mile service area The City s wholesale customers are Coweta Clayton and Fayette counties and the cities of Fairburn Hapeville and Union City On average more than one million customers are served each day by the system Drinking water is treated at three water treatment facilities The Chattahoochee Water Treatment Plant the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant and the North Area Water Treatment Plant which is jointly owned with Fulton County The drinking water facilities meet an average daily demand of 120 million gallons and have a collective capacity of 246 4 MGD Water is distributed throughout the service area through a 2 700 mile distribution system Some of the piping in the system dates back to 1875 The system also includes more than 21 000 fire hydrants and 155 000 meters The drinking water and wastewater systems are operated as self sustaining enterprises Water sewer rates charged to customers based on gallons consumed provide the revenue necessary for management operations maintenance and expansion of the systems The drinking water system s capital improvement program is valued at more than 800 million and includes substantial investment in the drinking water treatment works and the distribution system Atlanta s Wastewater System Atlanta s wastewater collection and treatment systems began taking form during the late 1800s After much debate the City started constructing a combined sewer system around 1882 Today the combined sewers represent approximately 15 percent of the City s system The combined sewers are located near the center of the downtown area and

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  • SIMPLE - Federal Consent Decrees
    into the first consent decree in 1998 Atlanta implemented a public education and involvement program for citizens and developed a CSO Remediation Plan designed to bring the City s combined sewers into complete compliance with the Clean Water Act The plan was authorized by the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA and the state Environmental Protection Division EPD The plan requires the City to complete the following key tasks by 2007 1 Separation of the Greensferry and McDaniel sewer basins and a part of the Stockade sub basin known as the Custer CSO basin This part of the CSO remediation plan will increase Atlanta s separate sanitary sewer network to 90 percent 1 980 miles from 85 percent of the entire system The plan also will eliminate two CSO facilities Task 1 2 Construction of a deep rock tunnel storage and treatment system that will capture and store combined flows for the northwestern and northeastern quadrants of the combined sewer network Build additional storage for the combined facilities located in the southeastern quadrant of the combined sewer network All flows from the combined sewer overflow system will be treated before discharge to the Chattahoochee and South Rivers 3 Reduction of the number of permitted wet weather overflows from the combined sewer system from 360 per year to an average of four per year at each of the remaining four CSO facilities The overflows will be screened disinfected and dechlorinated before discharge to receiving streams and will meet water quality standards The construction required by the CSO plan is under way at a cost of 809 million The First Amended Consent Decree In 1999 Atlanta entered into the First Amended Consent Decree FACD with the EPA The FACD requires Atlanta to implement many of the programs associated with EPA s widely

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  • SIMPLE - How has Atlanta’s Asset Management Philosophy Developed?
    learned What is next Contact Details and Links Palm Beach County Seattle Public Utilities Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Industry Drinking Water City of Atlanta How has Atlanta s Asset Management Philosophy Developed Collectively the 15 FACD plans assist Atlanta in implementing core Asset Management practices for its wastewater collection system Let s consider some key questions that must be answered when operating in an asset management based environment What do I own and where is it The sewer mapping plan addresses this question What condition is it in and what is its remaining life The sewer system evaluation survey plan provides the answers to this question What is my required level of service The short term adequate collection transmission and treatment capacity plan the system wide flow and rainfall monitoring plan the system wide hydraulic modeling plan and sewer system evaluation survey plan all assist Atlanta in understanding available capacity and demand levels for its wastewater collection transmission and treatment systems The information that is produced through execution of the plans affords management the opportunity to make sure that the system can meet its levels of

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  • SIMPLE - Information Technology & Geographical Information Systems
    City of Atlanta Information Technology Geographical Information Systems IT is key to asset management Advanced asset management practices require agencies to collect store and manipulate large amounts of data In many instances key information does not exist in a digital format and must be manually converted That means that someone must review the paper records and associate the pertinent information with the appropriate asset The information then must be placed into a database or spreadsheet Once the data is stored in digital format it can be easily moved to the appropriate systems for use in the asset management program Similar tasks must be performed to collect equipment information such as manufacturer s name model number the year the equipment was placed in service etc Gathering asset data and assembling it in digital form is probably one of the most labor intensive aspects of the asset management process It can also be very expensive Once the information is gathered and organized digitally it can be used productively in our various IT systems The Department of Watershed Management is using college students who work as interns or co ops on a temporary basis to perform data conversion tasks Atlanta s program requires that the students be juniors or higher The program is cost effective and benefits the students the City and its ratepayers Examples of IT systems include but are not limited to Computerized Customer Information Billing System CCIBS Supervisory Controlled and Data Acquisition Systems SCADA Systems Computerized Maintenance Management Systems CMMS Internet and Intranet Systems wired and wireless Workstations and Mobile Computer Technology DWM currently uses all of the above in its daily business activities As an agency moves forward with asset management it must continuously monitor and adjust its utilization of IT Atlanta had developed an excellent digital map and

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  • SIMPLE - Atlanta’s Asset Management Challenge
    Systems Atlanta s Asset Management Challenge Is Investment in an Asset Management Program Worth It What has Atlanta learned What is next Contact Details and Links Palm Beach County Seattle Public Utilities Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Industry Drinking Water City of Atlanta Atlanta s Asset Management Challenge The topics above describe asset management activities and systems

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  • SIMPLE - Is Investment in an Asset Management Program Worth It ?
    that had the most operational problems The contract for this work is structured such that the point repair work can be performed immediately by the SSES contractor when appropriate and approved by the City s engineer That eliminates extended delay for the inspection work and problems that can impact collection system customers due to stoppages and blockages The SSES program currently has been responsible for cleaning and inspecting approximately forty nine percent of Atlanta s sewers to date The reduction in overflows from the collection system by approximately 40 percent is one result of the program under which pipeline defects that could lead to overflows are identified and eliminated The City expects to continue the success that has been realized to date as the program continues Developing and implementing the SSES Plan has brought value to Atlanta s bottom line environmentally socially and economically Performing the work required by the plan is reducing preventing and eliminating overflows from the system thus reducing a serious environmental threat Reducing preventing and eliminating overflows reduces the impact those events have on people and their property thereby providing a social benefit Additionally reducing overflows from the system reduces economic risk to the City a reduction in fines claims cost of clean up etc The data generated by the SSES is used to plan future inspection operational procedures repair rehabilitation and replacement work such as establishing the next inspection interval for the pipe and manholes etc As a rule utilities need to be able to answer the following questions to properly manage their assets What assets does this organization own What does each asset of the organization consist of What is the current condition of the assets of this organization At what rate are the assets being used up each year What is the current

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  • SIMPLE - What has Atlanta learned?
    Management Challenge Is Investment in an Asset Management Program Worth It What has Atlanta learned What is next Contact Details and Links Palm Beach County Seattle Public Utilities Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Industry Drinking Water City of Atlanta What has Atlanta learned The consent decree requirements drive capital investment decisions for the wastewater system The plans

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