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Edward D. Wetzel, P.E., Ph.D., President, Wetzel Consulting

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What are the Benefits of Collaborative Delivery for Capital Program Projects?

Posted by Edward D. Wetzel, P.E., Ph.D., President, Wetzel Consulting on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 @ 09:22 AM

Most water and wastewater utilities around the U.S. develop and maintain long-term (typically five-year) Capital Improvement Programs (CIPs) to provide for needed system expansion or infrastructure renewal, repair, and replacement. The declining condition of America’s infrastructure is highlighted each year by numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card gave drinking water utilities a grade of D, and wastewater utilities a grade of D+. Rehabilitating these valuable assets, when combined with regulatory compliance needed to upgrade water and wastewater facilities to support new customer growth, can result in the requirement of large capital resources for utility systems.

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Topics: Collaborative Project Delivery