Selecting a CMMS: Stepping Up Your Public Asset Management Game
A water utility strives to progress along a cost savings path moving from paper-based reactive work orders to a planned maintenance strategy using a CMMS to gain an estimated 12 to 18 percent cost savings.
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Municipal water utilities are made up of assets, including pipes, valves, tanks, pumps, wells, hydrants, treatment facilities and other components. To effectively manage such public assets, you need to know what they are and where they are located. Decision making to manage such assets requires data collection, data management and analysis. The Water Finance Research Foundation says that municipal utilities that move from paper-based systems to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) can realize an estimated 12 to 18 percent cost savings.