Out of Sight, Out of Mind - the Costly Underground Monster Can Cause Big Problems
Just about every community is the same situation with managing its underground infrastructure. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Reacting to issues when they happen. The Foreman knows where the issues are and handles them. Meanwhile, your underground assets continue to age and require attention.
It is never easy to gauge the condition and performance of an asset you cannot see or touch, but you as a public official must do just that.
We are sure you have done one or more studies on your underground assets. They are certainly expensive. But have you implement any changes to how you manage these assets? Have you applied any automation to become proactive in your maintenance or capital improvements programs? Do you have a predictive maintenance program?