OHIO SENATE BILL MANDATES ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR ALL WATER SYSTEMS
What does this mean for your community? First, the asset management plan is not something to be afraid of! Second, you don’t want to be deemed non-compliant come October 2018. Third, without knowing it, you probably have a lot of the requirements already in place, at least in some form. Finally, there are many benefits to an asset management plan for the user beyond making sure you’re in compliance. With an effective plan in place, you’ll be able to use your dollars more effectively and conquer preventive maintenance before critical assets fail.
The asset management plan is a set of procedures, protocols and guidelines backed up by a capital improvement plan and an inventory of the system assets that are used daily and updated continually. For the most part, most public water systems have the required information, but it’s possibly not written down, it’s not viewed as part of an asset management plan or it’s not organized together in one location for ease of access by staff.
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