Asset Management

As water and wastewater systems deteriorate, municipal water and wastewater providers must address the complex issues related to the rehabilitation and/or replacement of critical infrastructure. Public Works departments must find innovative ways to manage their systemic problems on tight budgets.

One solution is implementing an Asset Inspection and Maintenance (AIM) program, a powerful tool to address both the financial and complex technical issues in managing and rehabilitating infrastructure. AIM concisely pinpoints, documents, and prioritizes critical problems by seamlessly combining different information sources to aid in the decision-making process.

S&ME has experience implementing AIM programs that assist City Governments and Municipalities by leveraging technologies to empower staff members with a working knowledge of their system. GIS systems such as ESRI ArcGIS and Collector Applications provide access to data collected in the field, from any location. Partnering with large and small municipalities, S&ME has the knowledge and expertise to build and maintain a database of information necessary to assess system conditions and formulate long-term strategies.

Services include:

  • Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Studies (SSES)
  • Manhole Inspection, Smoke Testing, Dye Testing
  • Flow Isolations
  • Condition Assessments
  • Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) Analysis
  • Capacity Analysis
  • Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Monitoring and Reduction
  • Flow Monitoring and Hydraulic Modeling
  • System Prioritization
  • Procurement of State and Federal Funding


S&ME partnered with the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on a pilot project to assist a small utility in building an Asset Management Program to manage its water resources.