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2nd Edition

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management

ISBN 9781439881835
Published June 8, 2012 by CRC Press
365 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


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.

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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.

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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