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Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management

2nd Edition

By Neil S. Grigg

CRC Press

365 pages | 71 B/W Illus.

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Urban water services are building blocks for healthy cities, and they require complex and expensive infrastructure systems. Most of the infrastructure is out of sight and tends to be taken for granted, but an infrastructure financing crisis looms in the United States because the systems are aging and falling behind on maintenance. A road map for public works and utility professionals, Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management, Second Edition provides clear and practical guidance for life-cycle management of water infrastructure systems.

Grounded in solid engineering and business principles, the book explains how to plan, budget, design, construct, and manage the physical infrastructure of urban water systems. It blends knowledge from management fields such as facilities, finance, and maintenance with information about the unique technical attributes of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.

  • Addresses how to make a business case for infrastructure funding
  • Demonstrates how to apply up-to-date methods for capital improvement planning and budgeting
  • Outlines the latest developments in infrastructure asset management
  • Identifies cutting-edge developments in information technology applied to infrastructure management
  • Presents a realistic view of how risk management is applied to urban water infrastructure settings
  • Explains the latest maintenance and operations methods for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems

The author describes current thinking on best management practices and topics such as asset management, vulnerability assessment, and total quality management of infrastructure systems. Expanded and updated throughout, this second edition reflects the considerable advances that have occurred in infrastructure management over the past ten years. Useful as a reference and a professional development guide, this unique book offers tools to help you lower costs and mitigate the rate shocks associated with managing infrastructure for growth, deterioration, and regulatory requirements.

What’s New in This Edition

  • The latest infrastructure management and maintenance technologies
  • Information on the inventories of systems and the configuration of infrastructure
  • New design and construction methods such as building information modeling (BIM)
  • New approaches to rate setting, accounting methods, and cost accounting to help you assess the full cost of infrastructure
  • Advances in SCADA systems
  • Expanded coverage of risk management and disaster preparedness
  • Material on the use of GIS in water and sewer management
  • New laws related to infrastructure, including the U.S. EPA’s efforts to develop a distribution system rule


This is a well thought out and structured book. It is one that students can use to discover concepts and understand water system management, but it is also a reference that will stand them in good stead throughout their careers.

—Steve Whipp, United Utilities, UK

… the author is very good. Having followed his books and seen the graphs over the years, they are very illustrative. … The selection of topics is very good. … Useful for anybody interested in water, wastewater and stormwater management and development. … A very interesting and useful book, bringing out the importance of systems thinking and integration of water, wastewater and stormwater systems in a wider societal context.

—Tapio S. Katko, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Table of Contents

Urban Water Infrastructure for Healthy Cities

Water Supply, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Managing the Infrastructure Life Cycle

Data-Centered Infrastructure Management


Managing Water Systems and Services

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Evolution of Urban Water Systems

Water Supply Infrastructure Systems

Wastewater Infrastructure Systems

Stormwater Infrastructure Systems

Future Water Management Issues

Asset Management for Urban Water Systems

Concept of Asset Management

Organizing Asset Management Programs

Asset Management for Water Systems

Capital Improvement Planning and Programming

Planning-Programming-Budgeting Systems

The Planning-Programming-Budgeting System

Planning Process: Multistage, Rational, and Political

From Integrated Plans to Capital Improvement Programs

Evaluation Techniques and Priority Setting

How to Develop a Capital Improvement Program

Engineering and Construction for the Infrastructure Life Cycle

Stages of Design and Construction

Achieving Quality and Value in Infrastructure Projects

Project Roles

Project Delivery Methods

Planning for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Projects

Project Design

Management of Engineering Services

Construction Phase

Design Guides for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Financial Management for Urban Water Systems

Financial Knowledge for Water Systems Management

Deferred Investment in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Financial Tools in Utility Management

Field of Public Finance

Financial Planning

Budget Processes

Accounting and Reporting Infrastructure Condition and Needs

Revenue Generation

Appendix: Fort Collins Financial Data

High-Performance Operation of Water Systems

Operations Management as a Discipline

Elements of Operations Management

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater System Operations

Performance Assessment, Optimization, and Quality Control

Workforce Issues and Operators

Trends in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Operations

Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness

How Risk Is Increasing

Natural and Human-Caused Threats to Water Systems

Security and Emergency Management

Lessons Learned

Maintenance and Renewal of Water Infrastructure

Maintenance Management Systems

Maintenance of Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Condition Assessment of Infrastructure and Equipment

Planning and Managing the Renewal of Infrastructure


Future Issues and Needed Research

Information Technology for Water Infrastructure

IT across Organizations

IT Applications

Databases, Models, and Decision Support

Models and Decision Support

Enterprise Systems

Cyber Security

Future IT Directions for Water Utilities

Legal and Regulatory Controls on Urban Water Systems

Examples of Legal Scenarios in the Infrastructure Life Cycle

Types of Laws and Regulations

Agencies and Roles

United States Code (U.S.C.) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Regulation of Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Safe Drinking Water Act

Clean Water Act and Wastewater Regulation

Drainage and Flood Laws, Regulations, and Codes

Enforcement of Regulations

Financial and Service Quality Regulation

Politics of Regulation

Managing Infrastructure in the Water Industry

Management in the Public Works and Utility Environment

Management in a Government Environment

Leadership Issues for Infrastructure Managers

Appendix A: List of Acronyms

Appendix B: Urban Water Infrastructure Research


Chapters include references.

About the Author


Neil Grigg

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Learn more about Neil Grigg >>

Neil S. Grigg is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University, where he focuses on water resources and infrastructure management. At Colorado State, he has been the head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute and Water Center. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Auburn University, and Colorado State University and is a registered professional engineer in three states.

In addition to university work, Dr. Grigg has been a consulting engineer and state environmental official, and he has worked on a number of government policy and advisory panels. His current research is concentrated on urban water infrastructure, especially distribution systems management. He publishes widely on topics that range across water resources and infrastructure.

Dr. Grigg has been honored in selection for a number of important responsibilities. He is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Water Works Association. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and a charter member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering. He serves the U.S. Supreme Court as River Master of the Pecos River, and in 2011 he chaired two national flood control panels, one for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the other for the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply