El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Asset Management Support Services

City of Santa Barbara, 
California

El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Asset Management Support Services

Project Highlights: 
  • MP2 CMMS application and database maintenance
  • AMP inventory management program
  • Optimized the AMP business processes and work practices
  • Training and documentation for AMP-related business processes

The City of Santa Barbara began the development of an asset and maintenance management program for the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in 2005 with the implementation of a consistent asset inventory, preventive maintenance schedules, and corrective maintenance procedures using the MP2 CMMS. Beginning in 2011, Carollo assisted the City in a broad effort to further develop and optimize the asset management program (AMP) for approximately $200 million of treatment plant and lift station assets, including the following primary activities:

  • Provided support for the El Estero MP2 CMMS application and database maintenance including asset change forms, asset hierarchy changes, new and rehabilitated asset documentation, new AMP tasks and instructions, and general CMMS database, coding, and change requests.
  • Facilitated the implementation of the complete AMP inventory management program including procurement and inventory of parts, materials, and replacement units along with standard policies and procedures. This effort enabled the City to centralize the inventory for El Estero at the plant storeroom.
  • Optimized the AMP business processes and work practices for El Estero including enhancement of decision-making processes for asset renewals and replacements, validation of maintenance task intervals, durations, and downtimes, and improved CIP and maintenance-related planning and scheduling processes.
  • Provided training and documentation for AMP-related business processes including service requests, work orders, change management, inventory management, performance-reporting, and software application management. Used the City’s Microsoft SharePoint content management system to automate and centralize the document management processes for the AMP.

Through Carollo’s work with El Estero WWTP staff, the asset management program has reached a new level of implementation that is helping the City to be more efficient and effective in operating and maintaining its wastewater assets.

Project Elements:

  • Visioning
  • Visual Condition Assessment
  • Remaining Useful Life
  • Replacement Value
  • O&M Optimization
  • Capital Planning/Financial Analyses
  • Asset Inventory and Classification
  • CMMS/EDMS Improvements
  • Risk Assessment
  • CIP Development and Prioritization
  • Strategic Decision Analyses