Creating a 30-year strategic plan for long-term success
Garver assisted the Widefield Water and Sanitation District in Colorado with its 10-year plan by creating a purpose-built master plan, adaptable tools, and training that translated into planning goals. While the capital improvement plan (CIP) outlines the next 10 years, Garver added value by creating a strategic plan that will maintain itself for the next 30 years. A scoping workshop established clear goals and confirmed the work schedule, followed by a notice to proceed and introduction meeting to kickstart the project.
Garver assessed scenario planning alternatives by developing water and wastewater models that are powerful and easy to use. We completed an operations review, assessment of existing asset data, and a condition assessment to identify key risk factors. As part of project, we also completed an American Water Infrastructure Act resilience assessment, and full condition assessment of all water and wastewater treatment facilities, manholes, and buried infrastructure.
Because the $470 million CIP has a significant impact on customer cities and the facility, it was critical for the process to include the input of all possible stakeholders, and a constant line of communication was crucial throughout the entire process.Jeff Sober Garver Texas Water Team Leader