Georgia

Water Infrastructure Asset Management
Georgia
Intro

As of January 1, 2024 all community water systems serving a population greater than 3,300 must submit an asset management plan based on the EPA Five Core Question Framework: 1. Current State of Assets 2. Level of Service, 3. Critical Assets 4. Lifecycle Cost 5. Long-term funding.

MentorAPM in
Georgia

MentorAPM partner Galambos Consulting is assisting communities in Polk County, GA with criticality and risk assessments using MentorAPM Criticality Analyzer. These assessments address Step 3: Identify Critical Assets, part of the Five Core Question Framework for asset management.

Did you know

Georgia enjoys an average annual precipitation of 50 inches, which replenishes its water resources and supports its diverse ecosystems. The southern half of Georgia lies above the Floridian aquifer, one of the world’s most productive groundwater resources.

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State Asset Management

Opportunities and Obligations

Funding

  • Set-aside funds are utilized for the promotion of asset management plan development and implementation training.

Regulatory

  • Beginning January 1, 2024, all new community water systems (CWS) and non-transient non-community water systems (NTNCWS) that serve a population greater than 3,300 must submit an asset management plan that addresses the five-core question framework, along with their business plan, before EPD can issue the system’s drinking water permit.
  • Beginning January 1, 2024, during the next ownership transfer or permit renewal process, all existing CWS and NTNCWS that serve a populations greater than 3,300 must submit an asset management plan that addresses the five-core question framework.
  • The Director may, based on compliance history or deficiencies noted during inspections, require an existing PWS to submit an asset management plan.
  • Sanitary Surveys include asset management; AM-related questions are in each survey. Every three years, sanitary surveys are conducted.

Assistance

  • ‍The Georgia Environmental Protection Division published an asset management guide to help water systems create asset management plans – linked below.
  • Georgia Rural Water Association is contracted with the state to train personnel to implement asset management plans for water systems.
  • Georgia Rural Water Association is assisting water systems in preparing business plans that assist water systems in preparing asset management plans.
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