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Geological Engineering: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference (ICGE 2007)

Editor
Baosong Ma
Baosong Ma
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ISBN:
9780791802922
No. of Pages:
1760
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2009

Infrastructure asset management is gaining momentum among water and wastewater system managers across the United States. Water and wastewater professionals are implementing infrastructure asset management programs as a way to achieve the lowest life-cycle cost while maintaining required service levels. There have been several reasons that water and wastewater professionals have turned to asset management, including less federal funding for infrastructure projects, deteriorating existing infrastructure and additional demands resulting from increasing population. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for water and wastewater utilities, it is widely accepted that asset management is being recognized as a practical pathway forward.

Abstract
Introduction
Development of Asset Management in the United States
Current Practice
Key Components of an Asset Management Program
Case Study: Seattle, Wash
Conclusion
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