The Philadelphia Water Department has embarked on a project to develop a sustainable water plan that includes a 25-year capital improvement plan. R2T staff provided onsite support to develop the plan in a manner that is sustainable for the Philadelphia Water System. R2T’s scope included the following:
Condition Assessment: Developed industry-standard forms for documenting the condition of existing water treatment plant process equipment and pump station mechanical equipment, including but not limited to, chemical feed systems, flocculation and sedimentation tanks, filters, and pumps. Reviewed asset registries and previous inspection reports prior to site visits to familiarize staff with assets to be inspected and anticipate staff or information requests required to complete condition assessment work.
Visual Insoection and documentation: R2T staff were responsible for visual inspection and documentation of condition of all process and mechanical equipment. Provide written report documenting observed conditions and determination of typical useful life of similar equipment types and calculate remaining useful life of all process and mechanical assets.
Subject Matter Expertise: Provided subject matter expertise on available water treatment technologies to address regulatory and WTP footprint drivers based on working knowledge of Philadelphia Water’s WTPs from the Advanced Matrix Project.
Workshops: Participated in Level of service workshop to establish draft level of service (LOS) goals in each of the 6 categories: Cost of Service, Public Perception, Service Pressure, Operability, Water Quality, and Water Quantity.
Water Treatment Alternative Analysis: Water treatment alternative analysis: Scope definition and cost estimation for water treatment plant upgrade and replacement alternatives.