A comprehensive Asset Management program requires a complete inventory of your system, and a means to document condition of assets, useful life, risk of failure, and replacement costs, in addition to supporting a preventive maintenance plan. Given the ability to map the location of assets and store attributes of each component through time, GIS is an integral component of an Asset Management program.
Great Lakes RCAP provides two options for maximizing your GIS for Asset Management. Both options provide Coop communities with the benefits of two-way integration with GIS data hosted on our server. This means that utilities have the ability to add and update data based on their maintenance, replacement, and budgeting activities.
- The first is the use of customized Web and Mobile Apps designed by the GIS Team, with a database formatted specifically to support regulatory requirements.
- The second option is the use of dashboards designed to assist utilities with the monitoring and tracking of preventive maintenance activities.
Great Lakes RCAP also provides technical assistance for completion of Asset Management plans for both water and wastewater, as well as other needed services such as rate studies, among others. For more information, please see: Great Lakes RCAP
RCAP GIS Web and Mobile Applications
One of the services provided to our Coop communities is the provision of web and mobile applications for viewing and interacting with their data. We recognize that some communities may not be at a point to purchase additional software for asset management purposes. For this reason, we have designed and implemented a database to address the asset management needs of a small utility.
Additional fields and related tables have been added to accommodate requirements related to the inventory, condition assessment, preventive maintenance and estimation of risk of failure of assets, among others. Through our applications communities have the ability to update attributes related to each asset, and within the Web App take advantage of the specialized tools such as filtering and mapping to support reporting requirements.