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Thursday, October 10 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Tools to Keep a CIP Relevant Amidst Continual Change

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An effective master plan is a valuable resource for a water utility in day-to-day decisions, annual budgeting, and stakeholder/customer engagement. Unfortunately, many master plans sit gathering dust on a shelf and are rarely used. One cause: the challenge of keeping the master plan current amidst changing conditions. A water master plan includes a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) listing improvements identified through the evaluation of existing and future conditions. As time progresses these conditions; such as growth projections, supply availability, system degradation, neighboring utility/infrastructure plans, etc.; change from the estimates used in the evaluations. As a result, static master planning reports loose relevance and are at risk of becoming obsolete. Effective documentation of the CIP projects included in the master plan leads to a different outcome. This presentation summarizes the type of information that should be documented for each CIP project and the use of platforms for that documentation which facilitate continual updates as conditions change. An overview of Weber Basin Water Conservancy District’s interactive CIP tool will be provided to illustrate how these methods help with presenting CIP information to board members, collaboration with other stakeholders, and eventual implementation of the most cost-effective projects.


Jack Grayson

Staff Engineer, Brown and Caldwell
Jack Grayson is a Civil Engineer-in-training with more than 5 years of experience with water modeling software. He has been primarily involved with developing master plans for municipal water systems using model evaluations. He has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from... Read More →

Thursday October 10, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT