Veolia Water Australia and New Zealand employs asset management systems to manage and maintain its diverse portfolio of water, wastewater and network infrastructure assets. These systems combine innovative technologies and processes with local experience and global expert knowledge. The outcome is the sustained delivery of services to meet needs and expectation of both clients and the community.
Inspection and maintenance of assets are essential to ensuring continuity of service. Veolia Water uses high quality computerised systems to manage asset inventory, as well as to plan and report all activities. Where required, these are interfaced with other important operational and business systems.
Asset management decision making relies on knowing the condition of assets. Veolia Water employs a suite of condition monitoring and inspection techniques to assess the condition of its assets.
Sound capital planning enables determination of the cost of the asset throughout its life ensuring that future expenditure needs are allowed for. Veolia Water develops comprehensive asset renewal models to plan capital works and updates these throughout the life of each contract.
Prioritisation and optimisation
The consequences of service interruption can vary greatly for different assets. Veolia Water identifies the criticality of its systems in order to set priorities for maintenance and implement risk mitigation strategies. Furthermore, systematic reviews are performed on critical systems to develop strategies that promote the optimal balance between reliability and investment.