With upcoming large-scale investments in green infrastructure and construction on the first contracts beginning in 2017, DC Water is developing a robust asset management program with an adaptive framework to plan proactively for green infrastructure maintenance. The utility began developing its green infrastructure asset management program in 2013. Now it is managing existing assets with the three-fold goal of ensuring performance, public and maintenance crew safety, and aesthetics.
To develop those skills, DC Water is partnering with the Water Environment Federation to create a national green infrastructure certification program for construction, inspection, and maintenance with the goal of training the first group of candidates in late 2016 and certifying them in early 2017.
Check out the recent WEF Stormwater Report profiling DC Water and their green infrastructure program.
Evolving Green Infrastructure Through Asset Management