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Municipal Sewage System Asset Management

DEC is developing a Municipal Sewage System Asset Management (MSSAM) Program to help municipalities properly maintain and operate their sewage systems, including their wastewater treatment plant facilities and sewage collection and conveyance systems. Properly functioning sewage systems protect public health and ensure clean water and economic competitiveness.

What is municipal sewage system asset management?

Municipal sewage system asset management is the practice of managing a municipal sewage system's critical components, or assets, in a way that minimizes the total cost of owning and operating those assets while delivering the desired service levels.

What does municipal sewage system asset management include?

Municipal sewage system asset management includes:
• detailed inventory of the system's assets
• prioritization of critical assets for capital improvement
• long-range financial planning to maintain system performance and build system capacity

How does municipal sewage system asset management benefit my community?

The purpose of a municipal sewage system is to protect public health and safety, and the environment. To achieve this goal, the system has to be properly functioning, well-maintained, and fiscally sustainable over the long term. Many communities are struggling to maintain their system. Using a municipal sewage system asset management plan allows the municipality to make informed decisions about the best time and method for maintenance of critical equipment necessary to meet the above goal.

What is New York State doing to promote municipal sewage system asset management?

The state has drafted a Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Guide (PDF) (166 KB) and is conducting a Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program to test and improve the guide.


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