SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
Meet the Speaker:
Session: Start With the End in Mind
Start With the End in Mind
Seth McClure, Asset Manager, Madison Water Utility
Perhaps an alternative title for this presentation would be “There’s Have To, and then there’s No We Really Have To:.
This phrase has become a cliché, and yet hasn’t lost its common sense power. Madison Water Utility had begun an asset management program without really understanding what we wanted to use it for. After stumbling around for three years, a series of financial mishaps pushed us to prioritize our capital improvement projects. While all were deemed necessary, we quickly learned that there are relative levels of necessity, and that being able to distinguish between project 3 and project 27 is ultimately what we need asset management to help us with. Going through the project prioritization process provided more clarity and direction than anything we had done to date and has now given us our asset management to-do list for the next few years. This presentation will outline our process and what we were able to glean from it.
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