CH2M Hill and the Water Research Foundation have released a software tool and a set of guidelines for utility companies to measure the performance of water and wastewater infrastructure systems.
The benchmark program is based on self-assessment measures found in the “Effective Utility Management Primer” and seeks to help industry achieve sustainability goals, CH2M Hill said Thursday.
“Utilities are facing challenges such as aging infrastructure, financial constraints, security, and increased customer level of service demands to mention a few, and need to find ways to efficiently respond to these challenges,” said Mike Matichich, principal technologist at CH2M Hill.
Thirty companies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offered input for the EUM tool and resource guide.
Water utilities can download the EUM benchmark document from the WRF website, CH2M Hill says.