Skip to content


  • Add this article to your LinkedIn page
  • Add this article to your Twitter feed
  • Add this article to your Facebook page
  • Email this article
  • View or print a PDF of this page
  • Share further
  • Add this article to your Pinterest board
  • Add this article to your Google page
  • Share this article on Reddit
  • Share this article on StumbleUpon
  • Bookmark this page

Water utility - infrastructure asset management: mains replacement and renewal



A large water utility serving approximately 2.5 million residents in 13 states has transformed into the fastest growing water and wastewater business in the USA. This growth is largely attributed to over 100 acquisitions and growth ventures in the past ten years.

Recognizing that their physical network infrastructure is critical to delivering quality service to their customers, the company has invested significant portions of their capital budget in water main replacement and renewal.

PA Consulting Group was engaged by this utility to review their asset management strategy and to design a program of work to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of mains renewal and replacement. The scope included an assessment of their systems, process, data, standards and operations. The goal was to determine how to align these business levers to make the best use of their capital funds for mains replacement/renewal; plus planning what needed to be done to determine how much should be spent on replacement/renewal, where expenditure should be targeted and how to track success for their customers, investors and regulatory bodies.

For the full version of improving physical network inventory or to speak to one of our experts in this industry, please contact us now.

Contact the IT transformation team

By using this website, you accept the use of cookies. For more information on how to manage cookies, please read our privacy policy.